We all go through periods of feeling unappreciated and undervalued. Occasionally it can be easy to forget that the way you view yourself is much more important than the opinion anybody else has of you. Placing too much emphasis on other people’s valuation of you can be a problematic habit and seriously affect your self confidence in the long run. If this sounds like you, then why not turn this pattern of behaviour around and instead start basing your mood and self worth on how you treat and value others? Over time you will find that giving value rather than waiting to receive it will greatly benefit you and introduce a huge amount of positivity into your life. Here are just a few of the many reasons you should adopt this new attitude.
Get back from life what you put into it
As the old saying goes ‘what goes around comes around’. This is totally true when it comes to valuing those around you. Don’t expect to see results straight away, but over time, you will find that if you give out more you will get more back in return. Every person you meet should be totally valued thanks to your new outlook on life. You don’t have to go far out of your way to make those around you feel special, and small acts of kindness, such as a helping hand or even a compliment, can go a long way and you will soon start to see that many people will reciprocate your actions.
Find life a lot more fun
When you give value to others you will find yourself keeping more active and getting involved in more. When you have such a positive outlook and share this with others you will inevitably become someone who others want to be around and you will also find yourself saying yes more often. This means that you will find yourself in a whole lot more fun and exciting situations than ever before and eventually increasing your circle of close friends. It is often said that happiness is a state of mind, and if you force yourself to feel happy you will become happier, and more satisfied with life. Try it for a few days and see the effect it can have on your life.
Improve and create relationships
Although this new adventure means that you will have an impact on a much wider array of people than you ever thought possible, you will also find that your positive attitude will improve and help to create close relationships. People want to be around those who make them feel good about themselves and if you just go to people when you want something in return then they will pick up on it and choose to keep you at arm’s length. Alternatively, if you go out of your way to value each individual then you and they will end up feeling great about yourselves and, in turn, build a much stronger bond. Keep up with this and you are certain to reap the rewards when it comes to your personal relationships, whether it is a best friendship, a family bond or a romantic relationship which blossoms.