Many people these days have little-to-no confidence in themselves. Most women find it hard to feel confident to say what’s on their mind or even dress the way they want. Many also tend to personalize their mistakes, forcing themselves to say sorry for the littlest things. But why do women tend to have a lower sense of self-worth than men?
Women Lose Self-worth from an Early Age
According to a study, girls often end up with poor self-image during the adolescent stage. This is since girls are expected to think, act, and speak in a certain way. Add the fact that many men believe in the saying that they can act how they want since “boys will be boys.” At a young age, girls are told to always be nice, to know their limits, and act in a way the society agrees. As for boys, they are expected to be more rough and competitive.
Because of the stereotype that surrounds women at an early age, their self-confidence shrinks. They are expected to try and be modest, prim, and proper. Even their choice of hobbies is sometimes criticized. Many women continue to struggle with low self-confidence as they grow older. The sad thing about this that only a chosen few are working hard to change this.
Why and How Can Start Boosting Their Self-worth
Every woman needs to learn to love themselves more, believe in their abilities, and improve their weaknesses. Only then can one start to experience what real happiness and freedom is. Boosting your self-worth will help you better cope with your everyday struggles, improve your relationships with others, and even help you achieve more success in life. But the question is, how?
One can start nurturing self-worth by taking a step back and think about the things that truly matter. And no, this is not your looks, your status, how much money you have in your bank, or your popularity in school, at work or online. Next, dig deeper to find out who you really are, what you want, what you need, and the things you wish to achieve.
For instance, you wish to pursue a hobby but are afraid of what others will have to say. Stop thinking about others and focus on how you can start chasing after what you want. For example, you like to take up horseback riding. You can start by watching tutorials on how to ride a horse and shop for horse saddles and other horse tack. Then, you can ask a mentor to start teaching you how to actually do horseback riding.
It is also necessary that you start practicing self-care. This involves eating well, getting enough sleep and exercise, and being your first cheerleader. Set realistic expectations, regain your self-respect, and start accepting your true self, your limits, mistakes, and imperfections. Start loving yourself more and strive to be a better person. Treat yourself well, but don’t forget to also treat others how the right way.
Boosting your self-worth can help you live a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life. It will help you create better memories, relationships, and opportunities. You will find it easier to cope with anxiety and stress and find it easier to appreciate yourself and others. Stop being so hard on yourself and start changing for the better. Nurture your self-worth and watch yourself bloom.