Here at Dream on Youth, we have #SelfWorthWednesdays where we interview people about self-love and self-care. The goal of this movement is to get the discussion rolling on improving self-care and self-love in our own lives. Today, I'm going to interview Neva who is a good friend of mine, and she is going to discuss how she implements self-care in her own life.

Introduce yourself to DOY. Any fun facts about yourself?

From Veronica: I just want to say here that Neva is a totally awesome person who loves music and is currently studying music composition in college. She participated in marching band during high school and also loves movies (like me!).

I'm a music student and I like turtles. 🐢 

What does self-worth mean to you?

Self-worth means being comfortable in your own skin. It means understanding who you are and being okay with that.

What is one thing you wish people could understand about self-worth/ self-care?

Having good self-worth does not mean you need to strive for perfection. You just need to strive to be somebody you like being around (if that makes sense).

How do you incorporate self-care into your daily life?

I try to spend 5 minutes doing nothing. Just relaxing, or being outside in the sun. Just time away from everything.

If you could go back in time, what would you tell your younger self about self-care and self-worth?

Stop caring what other people think, work hard at what you love to do. Also, horizontal and vertical stripes should never be worn together.

What is one piece of advice you can give to Dream On Youth readers who struggle with implementing self-care and improving their self-worth?

Spend time each day away from everything. If that's meditation, going on a walk, or just sitting in your room, its good to take time just to think. Also, don't compare yourself to other people.

Photo Credit: Wes Hicks