Self-worth is the value you place on yourself. As with anything of value, the worth you place on yourself can rise and fall based on events currently taking place in your life and situations you are facing. When you ask yourself how much you are worth, the answer you give is your self-worth.

There are many ways to improve your self-worth and the way you feel about yourself, even though you may have ups and downs.

Just by the mere fact that you exist, gives you value, whether you want to believe that or not. You were created with your own set of strengths, skills, ideas and talents.

If you think of self-worth in terms of financial worth, then it becomes easier to understand how you can begin to increase your own worth. If you wanted more money you would take certain actions to get a raise at work, or make certain decisions within your business to increase the value.

The same holds true for your self-worth. If you want to improve it, you have to invest in yourself.

To begin increasing your self-worth, here are some actions you can take right now:

1.) Start a hobby. The more things that you can do – and do well – the better you will feel about yourself. The skills you have are a big determining factor of your self-worth. Consider adding to your list of hobbies or recreational activities to boost your self-worth.

* When you enjoy the things that you do in life, you enjoy yourself more!

2.) Learn something new. Taking a class is a great way to add value to yourself. Adding knowledge to your mind is like depositing money in the bank.

* Check with your local community college for classes that interest you.

* Sign up for an online class or seminar.

* Take a community education class through your local school district. They offer many classes across a wide range of subjects and are very affordable.

3.) Open a book. Reading is a fantastic way to stimulate your mind. When you imagination is at work, it helps to spark new ideas. Learning more about the world around you will build self-worth.

* Research a topic that you are interested in learning more about or have always wanted to try.

4.) Learn a new language. There are several ways to go about mastering a new language, from the internet, to audio courses, to college classes. Not only will the challenge build your self-worth, but the ability to communicate with others on a totally different level is very rewarding.

5.) Expand your comfort zone. When you do something out of the ordinary, it broadens your horizons and makes you a more interesting individual. You will also be surprised at what you are capable of when you try something that you never thought you would.

Self-confidence and self-worth are closely tied together. When you feel better about yourself and what you can achieve you place a higher value on yourself and your self-worth rises. And the opposite is also true, when your self-worth is down your self-confidence suffers a blow.

To give your self-worth a boost, commit to choosing one of the activities above to see what a difference it makes for yourself.

Author's Bio: 

Get your free pdf download on 25 Ways to Boost Your Self Esteem and Build Your Confidence. Read more articles on improving self-esteem and self-confidence by visiting a popular website with advice, tips, and resources on personal growth founded by Julianna Gauthier.