How To Be A High Value Woman

Eleanor Roosevelt once said that “no one can make you feel inferior without your consent,” and that beautiful saying holds true today. Everyone starts off in life with high value, but we often lose sight of our worth as we get older and life throws more curveballs our way. However, there are ways to ensure you never forget your value, and practicing these methods will serve you well.

  1. Have standards and stick to them. You know what you want. The problem is that sometimes it can be easy to push what we want aside or make excuses for not getting it. Once you set a reasonable standard for your life, your relationships, your career, and your life, stick to it without apology. The standards you set for yourself are the only ones you need to maintain.
  2. Know when to hold your ground. We all face conflict from time to time. It’s an inevitable part of human interaction. If you want to hold on to your high-value status, make sure that you know when it’s time to speak up. Voicing your opinion on things that are important to you show the world that you’re here, you matter, and you’re not going to back down from the things that truly mean something.
  3. Know when to compromise. On the flip side, we can all make mistakes and have bad days. We’re all human. You don’t want to become so stubborn in your opinions that you never grow as a person. Compromise allows people to experience things from another’s perspective and being able to do so only heightens your value as a woman.
  4. Love yourself. I repeat: LOVE YOURSELF. If you don’t love you, you’ll likely find yourself participating in things that aren’t good for you. You need to practice self-love regularly and unabashedly. As a high-value woman, you’re worthy of love even if it comes from within.
  5. Know your worth. Building on loving yourself, it’s important to know how worthy you are to this world. Even if you think the things you do are insignificant and ordinary, that doesn’t make you any less a part of things. That typical day you’ve had matters and you’re worth every breath in your lungs as a high-value woman.
  6. Be good at being you. You’re the only one of your specific kind. No one else could be as good at being you as you are so you might as well own who you are and become the best version of yourself.
  7. Be respectful of yourself. You respect others because you know that they deserve it. If you want to be a high-value woman, you’re going to have to save some of that respect for yourself. How you choose to do it doesn’t matter. Just know that you don’t need to earn respect to have it given freely.
  8. Never compare. Comparing yourself to other women is like comparing creme brulee and tiramisu. They’re both delicious desserts even if the flavors and looks are completely different. It’s time to start appreciating yourself for everything you are while still appreciating the beauty in others.
  9. Lift other women up . High-value women are there for their sisters. They stand together because they know that we’re all in this together. Fix her crown and know that when she succeeds, so do you.
  10. Go for gold. Never stop working on your goals. To value yourself is to know that you have what it takes to accomplish whatever you want in this life.
  11. Stay authentic to your values. If you aren’t true to yourself, you’ll lose sight of the values and ethics that matter most to you. Stick to your guns and know that who you are as a person is more than enough. Sacrificing your values is lowering your own value.
  12. Embrace your feelings. Women can be emotional, but they can also be cold and calculated. Neither is wrong. Whatever type of emotional personality you have, own it. Live in it. And be okay with it. You are who you are and you feel what you feel and there’s nothing devaluating about that.
  13. Trust yourself. Women’s intuition is a strong thing and it should be trusted. After all, if you can’t trust yourself, you won’t be able to see your own worth. Listen to your gut, your heart, and your brain and you’ll always make the right decision, thus holding on to your high-value status.
Angelica Bottaro has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trent University and an Advanced Diploma in Journalism from Centennial College. She began her career as a freelance writer in 2014, racking up bylines in The Good Men Project, MakeWell, LymeTime, YouQueen, and more. She eventually shifted her focus and began writing about mental health, nutrition, and chronic disease for VeryWell Health.

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