This is a collaborative post.
It’s important to note that no matter who you are, no matter what may be holding you back, you deserve a great quality of life.
Of course, thinking this can sometimes translate into arrogant pride. For instance, a young person may think that they deserve a great quality of life and so turn their nose up at introductory and unglamorous jobs before giving them a chance, not realizing that this is quite literally an opportunity of finding a worthwhile trade and life that could lead them there.
However, considering this insight can also help you think about the things you are doing without, the efforts you aren’t making, or, perhaps, it can help you renew the self-worth you deserve to feel.
But what does this mean? Usually, platitudes like that are nice to say, but when it comes to practically applying them, it can be hard to understand where to begin. Let us aim this post at people who have been through a rough time, who need to hear this insight, and wish to know how to think about it in a healthier context.
Please, consider the following:
Support For Those That Struggle
It’s often quite usual that people who have excess needs or who do not ‘fit the mould,’ even if they used to, can feel like they’re bothering other people or that they have less intrinsic value. That is a ridiculous notion. It’s proven ridiculous by companies that provide disability support for anyone who needs that extra hand and the utmost of respect. It’s ridiculous thanks to all of the potential you may not see within your self (but is still there). It’s also ridiculous because a little support in no way means you cannot enjoy a great quality of life, as your challenges have no doubt made you more grateful and aware of the good you can find.
Social Justifications & Surroundings
Many of us often forget just how important it is to have a good social group around us, that is people we can love and trust and we know have our best interests at heart.
However, from time to time, it’s not uncommon to find toxic people, or people who do not really care for our wellbeing (or actively may wish to denigrate it), and that can cause us untold strife.
Don’t be afraid to more easily calibrate your social situation if necessary, even if that means moving away from people and growing past them. Your quality of life may require it.
Knowing Your Worth
It’s important to know your worth in this life. If that worth is not actualized, it can be worthwhile (slight pun intended) to know that, and to work on it. When you’re willing to give yourself the benefit of the doubt and remain kinder to yourself, others will be happier to do the same. That can help you become more empathetic, more discerning in social relationships, and a better person in general. Moreover – it feels great.
With this advice, we hope you can move through life with a little more self-confidence, self-confidence you deserve.