Knowing your worth is crucial for a fulfilling and successful life. When you value yourself, you’re more likely to attract positive people, opportunities, and experiences. Start with positive thoughts of self, those thoughts become words, and those words become actions. Here are some tips for cultivating self-worth:

1. Recognize your strengths: Reflect on your skills and accomplishments. Write down your strengths and remind yourself of them daily.

2. Challenge your negative thoughts: When that little voice in your head tries to put you down, remind yourself that it’s just your inner critic. Don’t believe every negative thought or feeling that comes to your mind.

3. Set healthy boundaries: Boundaries are necessary for Self-Care and self-respect. Learn to say no to things that don’t serve you or align with your values.

4. Practice Self-Care: Take care of yourself by getting plenty of rest, eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly, and doing things that bring you joy. It doesn’t mean me first only. It means me too as well for care. I am worthy of care.

5. Surround yourself with positivity: Spend time with people who build you up, support you, and encourage you, including your inner voice!

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Sapna Shah-Haque Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. Sapna Shah-Haque, MD is a board certified Internal Medicine physician. She was born and raised in Kansas, and attended medical school at the University of Kansas [KU] School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at KU-Wichita as well. After experiencing burnout herself, and watching other physician colleagues burn out, it became a passion of hers to look into different aspects of burnout. While the system does need to change, as it is broken, this podcast is a way to reach physicians and possibly shed light on what is not an isolated situation.