4 Ways to Start Respecting Yourself as a Woman
4 Ways To Start Respecting Yourself as a Woman
It's easy to say that you love and respect yourself, but do you project that to the outside world? If people treat you in a way that makes you feel bad about yourself or you lack confidence, you may not be respecting yourself as much as you should. This article lists four ways that you can start respecting yourself more starting today.
1. Stop letting people treat you badly
If you have toxic people in your life, it's time to step away from them. You should not spend more time than you have to with people who treat you poorly. If you dread talking to or seeing someone because you know you'll end up feeling worse, you need to stop interacting with them.
They might not see their behavior as anything to worry about, which can make you question
yourself. Remember that your feelings matter and if you feel like you're being treated badly, you need to respect yourself and stop allowing it.
2. Speak up
If you're timid, speaking in a loud voice might be difficult, but it's an important way to make sure you are heard in any situation. By speaking in a clear, loud voice you can be assured people will hear you and pay attention to what you have to say. It's also important to speak up when you feel like you are being mistreated. If someone does something you don't like, you have to tell them so, otherwise they think the behavior is acceptable and it will continue. Ditch the quiet voice and speak like you want to be heard.
3. Don't settle
Not settling for less than you want is one of the greatest ways you can respect yourself. If you want something, go get it. Don't settle for a mediocre version that comes by first. Anything worth having is worth working hard for and waiting a little longer to have. Don't let anyone else convince you that you dream too big or want too much.
4. Take care of yourself
Respecting yourself means caring for your mind and body. You can be a great friend, wife, and mother and take care of everyone else first, but you must be in your best shape in order to properly care for others. You must eat well, exercise, and learn to relax. Whatever you do for anyone to keep them at their best, you have to make sure you're doing for yourself as well. When you feel and look your best, this is a huge sign that you respect yourself.
By following the above four tips you can start to not only respect yourself as a woman, but do so in a way that shows the world you do! It's not always easy, but practicing self-respect on a daily basis will help you get better at it.
About the author: Teri Costen has been in the life insurance business for over 20 years. She is a mother of three who enjoys working out, taking aerobic kickboxing classes, and making stained glass. Teri believes that finding the right life insurance policy helps protect your family and loved ones. You can contact Teri at 1-800-651-1953 or TCosten@Pivot.com.