On Self Worth

Hannah Witte Photography

October 28, 2014

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Photo from Deutscher Hochzeitskongress, aka the German Wedding Congress, that I spoke at in Cologne this weekend! Yes, that was a HUGE audience – 200 people in fact. NO PRESSURE RIGHT?

I’ve had a crazy month. It’s my own fault though. I booked in too many things, over-commited myself too much, and I’ve been run-ragged because of it. Today’s post is short and sweet, partly because of that, but mostly because the message I wanted to pass on to you this week is simple.

I had an epic moment of self-realisation recently: I place a disproportionate amount of self worth on being busy. By that I mean when I’m busy, over-committed and in-demand, I feel better about myself than when I’m not. I’m shit at being bored and I’m useless at doing nothing.

Others of you might put a similar value on how much money you’re earning, or how many Twitter followers you’re gaining… but it’s the same bullshit metric. You are worth so much more than how in demand you are, what’s inside your wallet or the number of people following your updates.

So give yourself a goddamn break this week. You work hard and you bloody well deserve it.*

*And yes, sometimes I write blog posts as a reminder for myself as well as for you guys.