How to cultivate a sense of unconditional self-worth
Many of us have our growing up years filled with experiences that destroy our self-worth. Slowly we establish in our minds that we are not good enough.
Self-worth is different from self-esteem which can be bolstered by improving our skill sets, social positions, and our performance. Self-worth is a basic sense of being deserving to be loved and cared for and to be alive in this world.
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Prioritize your good self-esteem (for instance, how honest or compassionate you are) over the toxic ones (how nice your shoes are.)
First, give yourself the headspace to work on a solution by accepting your feelings surrounding your low self-esteem. Your feelings are temporary. Accept them for the moment. Don't cover them up. Don't try to overcompensate for them.
Put your focus on the skills you need to acquire, not on how you feel.