Valuing Our Role As Parents

kMaDAd1468330196Raising a child is an amazing thing to do, yet it is so easy to undervalue it at times.

As parents we know how important a role it is. We love our children so much and want the very best for them. But for many of us there can be those times when we lose touch with this fact. There are moments when the competing pressures of life get on top of us, maybe we are not achieving as much as we would like (or think we should) in the other realms of our lives because we are busy raising our children. Or we feel so stuck in the never ending tasks of family life that it feels we are not accomplishing much at all. It is these times that it is worth reminding ourselves how important being a parent is. Continue reading

Be Yourself-The Self Worth Challenge

uakN0Z1441307631Welcome to the last instalment in The Self-Worth Challenge where each week I have addressed a topic related to self-worth.

Over the past weeks we I have covered many issues related to how to build our self-worth from accepting our uniqueness, acknowledging and owning our strengths to considering the importance of our feelings. It has been a great pleasure to devote this time to such an important topic and been an absolute privilege to have so many of you following and working through the series.

If you are new to the challenge you might want to start at the beginning and work your way through the series. The very first post is linked here.

Last week in ‘Express yourself’ we explored expressing ourselves and how important it is. This week, as the last post, we are moving on to the importance of being yourself and developing the person you are.

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Express Yourself – The Self-Worth Challenge

4Cxkmc1439825765Welcome back to The Self-Worth Challenge. Each week I am addressing a topic related to self-worth. At the end of each post I include a few questions to help you consider how you value yourself and how to strengthen your self-worth further.

Although this will only take you five minutes or so, it will set you up to consider this aspect of your self over the coming week.

If you are new to the challenge you might want to start at the beginning and work your way through the series. The very first post is linked here.

Last week in “Own your Strengths’ we worked on owning our strengths and explored how that felt. This week we are moving on to the importance of expressing ourselves. Continue reading

Own Your Strengths – The Self-Worth Challenge

3huIeZ1437553978Welcome back to The Self-Worth Challenge. Each week I am addressing a topic related to self-worth and I include a few questions at the end to help you consider how you value yourself and how to strengthen it further.

If you are new to the challenge you might want to start at the beginning and work your way through the series. The very first post is linked here.

Although this will only take you five minutes or so, it will set you up to consider this aspect of your self over the coming week.

Last week in ‘Talk to Yourself’ we explored how our inner voice impacts our life a how to improve our self talk. This week we are moving on to owning our strengths.

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Talk To Yourself – The Self-Worth Challenge

VoeFCE1437132968Welcome back to The Self-Worth Challenge. Each week I am addressing a topic related to self-worth and I include a few questions at the end to help you consider how you value yourself and how to strengthen it further.

Although this will only take you five minutes or so, it will set you up to consider this aspect of your self over the coming week.

If you are new to the challenge you might want to start at the beginning and work your way through the series. The very first post is linked here.

Last week in ‘Name Your Strengths’ we looked at our strengths and how comfortable we are acknowledging them. This week we are moving on to the way you talk to yourself. Continue reading

Name Your Strengths – The Self-Worth Challenge

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Welcome back to The Self-Worth Challenge. Each week I am addressing a topic related to self-worth and I include a few questions at the end to help you consider how you value yourself and how to strengthen it further.

Although this will only take you five minutes or so, it will set you up to consider this aspect of your self over the coming week.

If you are new to the challenge you might want to start at the beginning and work your way through the series. The very first post is linked here.

Last week in ‘You are Unique’ we explored how everyone is unique yet we can easily limit ourselves. This week we are moving on to naming our strengths.

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You Are Unique – The Self-Worth Challenge

OucYTJ1437052207Welcome back to The Self-Worth Challenge. Each week I am addressing a topic related to self-worth and I include a few questions at the end to help you consider how you value yourself and how to strengthen it further.

Although this will only take you five minutes or so, it will set you up to consider this aspect of your self over the coming week.

If you are new to the challenge you might want to start at the beginning and work your way through the series. The very first post is linked here.

Last week in ‘Your Feelings Count‘ we explored the importance of valuing our feelings and you looked at the what we might have been taught to deny. This week we are moving on to your uniqueness. Continue reading

Your Feelings Count – The Self-Worth Challenge

Qw21tv1437046708Welcome back to The Self-Worth Challenge. Each week I am addressing a topic related to self-worth and I include a few questions at the end to help you consider how you value yourself and how to strengthen it further.

Although it will only take you five minutes or so the aim is that it will set you up to consider this aspect of your self over the coming week.

If you are new to the challenge you might want to start at the beginning and work your way through the series. The very first post is linked here.

Last week in the first instalment we looked at the importance of self-worth and we explored the fears and hopes related to it. This week we are moving on to valuing your feelings. Continue reading

The Self-Worth Challenge

Vpm2ed1442515317Welcome to “The Self-Worth Challenge”.

How we feel about ourselves is a very big and worthwhile topic. I believe everyone has value to bring to this world. Through many years of working with people as a counsellor I have seen how taking time to develop our self-worth is incredibly beneficial.

For this reason over the next 7 weeks I will be writing a post on aspects of self-worth with activities you can use to explore and further develop your own sense of value.

Each post will comprise of some discussion and thoughts on the weeks topic followed by a few questions or an activity. These are designed to help you consider your own self-worth and take the next step to strengthening this all important aspect of your life.

 

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How to Overcome Self-Blame

rp_58XKxH1433418205-300x300.jpgDo you routinely blame yourself or feel guilty for things that happen in your life?

When there are challenges in life and there are many, particularly as a parent, we can acknowledge the difficulties, question ourselves and learn from our mistakes. This is an essential part of living.

There is however a big difference between this and blaming ourselves. Blaming ourselves, particularly when we do it often, works against us making our lives less enjoyable and when it is bad it stops us from valuing what we actually bring to the world.  Continue reading