Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.- Theodore Roosevelt

Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. What is life without living? We don’t just live for the sake of living, we all want or wanted something. Self worth is how you show up in this world, knowing your value, what you accept yourself to be. You should learn to know what good you can do for others and most importantly yourself. Everyone has problems, everyone has situations they wished they weren’t in. When you do good for others, good comes back to you. However, this world isn’t very fair, this world doesn’t show sympathy but we live because we have something inside us that makes us fight for what we want. I don’t believe knowledge of life completely relies on age, but what you do in the time that you have. The opinion you have on yourself shows through no matter what we do, emotions define us as humans. With knowing your self worth you can change everything.

I have a friend, who stuck by me through my ups and downs in my early childhood, never judged, never said a word but just listened. I had a really interesting conversation earlier this week with that friend which of whom I haven’t seen in a long time. It makes me laugh because every time I see him we have the same conversation repeated over and over and over again for the past four years but each time he teaches me an important lesson – whether he knew it or not. He can’t understand why I’m not religious, he says to me “just believe in the sake of believing” but it’s not the fact I don’t believe, it’s the fact I find all religions so interesting and close to my heart I could never just follow one. Each have there similarities and differences and I like to understand in depth all of them and see what good it puts on peoples lives. I believe to live a good life you change or adapt your current one to a life of worth, dignity, love, respect and success. The saying my friend always says is “my mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”- Forrest Gump. I always wondered what he was on every time he spoke to me and thought it was absolute rubbish but now I understand. He showed me that only you are responsible for your strength, self-confidence and self-worth and only you can change your thoughts, emotions and behaviors because that is what living is.

 

This guy is a religious Muslim, who I grew up with since I was seven years old.  He along with his brother and friends used to come to my compound pool and just talk about random things that come to their mind. Recent situations that have happened and have a nice chilled time. What  makes him and I such good friends is that we challenge both our understandings, culture, beliefs and purpose yet still have a laugh at the end. From listening and learning from each other and adding it all up I have learnt to get what you want because you deserve it! We are both respectful and interested in each others beliefs and not once judged but only asked questions. I think, being brought up in a Middle-Eastern country and growing up in a multi-cultural society I am more open minded than many. I understand more, I get it… I get very protective even if it is not my own belief.

 

If you’re not happy with how people perceive you and how you perceive yourself, you need to start by focusing on change and healing. Negativity comes from experiences that has happened to you in the past which prevents future happiness. To eliminate negativity you need to start fixing old wounds that you hate to talk about, hate to go over. By doing this, you will be able to move forward fully. Don’t just put the issues to the back of your head, out the way – break it down piece by piece and put it together like a puzzle. For many years I didn’t know how to get out of the bubble that I created, but a massive factor that helped me get rid of the negativity that took over my life was to be in balance with health and nutrition. Nutrition is the main factor of your emotions. Without the correct foods in your diet you will not and cannot get yourself on the road to ‘recovery’ and having the best life you are capable of having. Health is not just about your body but also about your state of mind, look after yourself from within, do things you love and enjoy. Be careful who you share your space with, who you allow into your life. Make sure you place boundaries, don’t let anyone walk over you. Just love, laugh and live and be strong.

 

 

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