I used to view feeling important as such a negative thing, but recently my viewpoint has changed and I’m now starting to see the importance in feeling important. I didn’t actually know before researching for this blog post that it’s one of the fundamental human needs, and I didn’t realise I’d been living my life over the past few years denying myself through emotional self-sabotage of this basic human need.
Having a sense of self importance can be so beneficial as if we don’t feel like we’re important enough we may allow others to take advantage of us, our mood can suffer and so can our mental health in general. A feeling of importance can help us go about our day with less anxiety and fear, it can improve our mood if we feel as though our purpose here on this earth is of importance.
I just want to put a disclaimer here and say that no matter what you do in life, whether you have a strong sense of direction or you’re getting by, your purpose here on this earth is of importance and you should never forget that, no matter how you feel about yourself.
Certain things contribute to your sense of feeling important, such as your life purpose, your support network and your core beliefs about yourself. So it makes sense that if we feel as though we’re not important we should work on one of these three aspects, there could be more that I haven’t thought of, but these were the three that sprang to mind when I was journaling and began to question whether or not I felt important.
You could take a few moments to think or write down where you feel as though your sense of self importance is lacking. Maybe you haven’t figured out your life’s purpose yet, and that’s okay. Maybe you haven’t got the best support network around you, or you haven’t found your tribe yet, and that’s okay too. Or maybe your core beliefs about yourself aren’t the nicest.
I’m no therapist, I can only speak from personal experience, but for me personally, it comes down to my core beliefs about myself, which I’m working through with a therapist. So, while you’re going about your day, take a minute to consider whether or not you feel important in your day to day life. Really check in on your mental wellbeing and if you feel important, well that’s great, but if you don’t, then there’s always help out there.
Wherever you are in your journey, I wish you all the best.
Until next time,