People have a difficult time challenging their inner critic because they have a difficult time believing in their worth. We’ve all seen people say they “know their worth,” but they'll stay in situations that are not healthy, where they aren't being emotionally or physically taken care of.
You can’t always change your circumstances quickly, but if you're in a place where you aren't being taken care of, or you're not feeling happy, then you should be making an exit strategy. When you don't make an exit strategy, you start to settle, and that's when your worth becomes compromised.
Low self-worth may result in staying in a platonic friendship or intimate relationship where your emotional needs are not being met, losing vacation time because you're always working, or not going to the dentist and doctor. By not taking care of yourself, you also challenge your worth.
Here are four strategies to help you identify and make sure that you're taking care of your self-worth.
When you start to doubt your worth, make it your intention to validate yourself, be aware of your environment and how it makes you feel, to focus on the present moment, and make inner self-care a priority. Know what makes you feel at peace, and do not be afraid to go after those things. This is how you assert your worth.