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Feeling self-worth

What it is to feel high level of self-worth requires having a favourable opinion or assessment of yourself. Self-worth is defined as the sense of one’s own value or worth as a person; self-esteem; self-respect.

Again, it means having unshakable faith in yourself and in your ability to follow through while getting things done. Having a high degree of self-worth means feeling worthy of good things. Self-worth can be assessed as when competing with others, in order to help us feel like we have impressive achievements under our belt, which then makes us feel proud of ourselves and enhances our acceptance of ourselves.

Low self-esteem

Low self-esteem

Self-esteem is what we think and feel and believe about ourselves. Do you lack the self-confidence and self-belief you need to make your own way in this world? At times, we human beings lack self-confidence and do not feel good about ourselves. It becomes a problem when is part of our daily life, that’s when you can now comfortably say that someone has low self-esteem. In fact lack of self-worth, self-esteem, self-compassion, self-respect, self-acceptance, self-respect, self-confidence, self-love, self-care and every other “self” word destroys your spirit and prevent you from moving forward in the way you had once imagined? This is why having low self-esteem has negative touch which makes one feel undesirable. As a result, low self-esteem can lead to dejection, frustration, fear, anger, nervousness and depression. Here, you are trying to live someone else’s life and take their own decisions or opinions about yourself that means you lack focus, your direction in life depends on their decision. However, to eliminate low self- esteem and achieve all the self “words” available, you need to create a unique you in order to attain self-actualisation which makes you accomplish the self -worth that you desire through self-love

Many people suffer through periods of low self-esteem, and often for many different reasons. Such people probably recognize the fact that you tend to judge or evaluate negatively. Moreover, you probably have a low personal value and opinion of yourself, or maybe a low assessment and evaluation of your self-worth. In fact, low self-esteem might be making you feel somewhat useless, inferior, inadequate, incomplete and worthless.

How to develop self-worth

How to develop self-worth

It’s important to note that there are certain easy things one can do improve self-worth. The first thing to do in building self-worth is to stop comparing yourself to others and assessing every of your move. To build your self-worth, one has to change the old ways of thinking, behaving and accept new ways. The guides below should put you on the right path

Be confident:

Be confident

Feeling self-worth can be increased through confidence, so self-confidence is where you feel confidence and have core strength in specific areas. We sometimes feel anxious or scared about executing our tasks whereas people with healthy self-esteem do not let these feelings stop them from trying new things or taking on challenges because they have built their self -confidence. Therefore, knowing how to build self-confidence is key to improving your self-worth and gaining self-respect. One other simple way to build self-confidence is by updating your knowledge and being versatile

Healthy Emotions:

Healthy Emotions

Building self-worth starts with taking care of your feelings. You have to be in charge of your emotions without relying on someone else to make decisions for you especially at difficult times. You need to see yourself as valuable. This is where the process of building self-worth comes into play when you see how valuable you are. How you start building your self-worth will depend on the value you can already identify within yourself.

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Stop Comparing Yourself to Others:

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

There is always going to be someone out there who makes more money, has a better house, drives exotic cars and so. You shouldn’t focus on what other people have but rather what makes you special and important. Comparing yourself to others can easily make you feel insecure, not good enough even less of a human. Get that thought out of your mind and start looking at the positive features you bring to the table.

In addition, you need to be ready by learning how to manage stress, anxiety, fear, guilt, anger and worries in a new productive ways. Learning how to manage them will help empower and strengthen you during difficult moments of your life. This will build more confidence and raise the level of your self-worth or self-esteem because you have taken care of your feelings.

Self-Love:

Self-Love

Indeed, when you lack self-love that means there is a better life than your present life. Again, when you feel you have no value on earth, everything that exists is better than you. It destroys you emotionally, mentally, and even physically and such emotional destruction can be intelligent emotions. For this reason, you are scared of everything and compare yourself to other people’s achievements forgetting your own destiny. It all impacts on self-love, so you need to change your mindset and believe in yourself as well as deserve to be a human being or belong to a class because we all need a support system to achieve our dreams in life. Having fully accepted yourself, it’s now time to acknowledge your true value. To do this, it’s important to begin practicing a little self-love. This basically means treating yourself with kindness, tolerance, generosity, and compassion. Don’t forget we all have flaws. Yes, we all do have limitations and weaknesses because no human being is perfect, just let all those shortcomings go and start being compassionate with yourself.

Importance of self-worth

Now that you have worked on accepting yourself for who you are, you can begin to build love and care for yourself. Make it a goal to extend yourself some kindness, tolerance, generosity, and compassion. As you can see that to achieve self-worth you have to build love, so begin to increase your self-love, start paying attention to the words you use with yourself. Commit to being more positive and uplifting when talking to or referring to yourself.

Self-respect is another essential quality to increase or develop a higher level of self-worth. As noted above, it’s just sufficient to encourage you to work on your self-esteem. Do you know that one other reason why a healthy self-worth is important is that it can positively affect your relationship.

And also, your intelligent emotions of self-worth helps you to trust your own judgment and make better decisions, which are vital leadership skills that can help you advance in your career. Similarly, in your work place, self-worth can give you the confidence to run meetings, support other team mates and have greater self-sufficiency at work. It equally gives you the maximum confidence needed to influence an interviewer’s decision or motivate one in getting task done in the utmost standard at workplace leading to bonuses or pay raise. Let us not forget that to be confident does not come from emptiness, however, to achieve confidence is by being prepared through knowledge and/or skill updates. Furthermore, our words should match with our actions so as to gain respect and avoid attacks from our critical inner voice this how to build self-confidence and maintain a healthy self-worth.

Finally, you have learnt that you need to love yourself, become better at it and then love other people. Individuals with high level of self-worth no longer rely on other people to make decisions for them or live their life for them because they understand the value of self-worth and how to build the self-worth while overcoming the self-esteem.

If you are an influencer or running a small business on Instagram chances are that you want your potential consumers to able to contact you directly on Whatsapp. WhatsApp new feature which enables users to generate a link to their Whatsapp contact.

Small business owners and influencers alike can integrate their WhatsApp contact into different social media platforms including Instagram. In this article, we will be discussing various methods of adding WhatsApp link to an Instagram page.

The Direct Link Method

Instagram only allows one clickable link in a bio profile. First, let’s get the WhatsApp link to your account. This is the default Whatsapp URL https://wa.me/[yourphonenumber]. You would need to replace [yournumber] with your WhatsApp number creating an example like this https://wa.me/8612345678901. Remember to remove the “+” at the beginning of the country code.

Here over to your Instagram account, go the “Edit Profile” and input the Whatsapp link on the website section provided by Instagram.

Click the edit button on your Instagram profile
Click the edit button on your Instagram profile.
Click the edit button on your Instagram profile
Click the edit button on your Instagram profile.
The WhatsApp link has been inserted to your Instagram page
The WhatsApp link has been inserted to your Instagram page.

The problem with this method is that visitors won’t be able to access other links that are connected to your business. Let’s move to the next method of adding Whatsapp link to an Instagram bio which enable the addition of more than one link.

Using a linking tool ( all-in-one link) on Instagram bio

We previously explained the disadvantages of having just your direct Whatsapp link on your Instagram bio. Instagram offers only one clickable link section which needs to be maximized. For bloggers, influencers, and small business owners that would love their Instagram audience to be able to visit their website and other social media platforms, that opportunity will be locked away by having just the WhatsApp direct link in the bio section of the Instagram profile.

The alternative is using a linking tool (all-in-one link). A linking tool creates a mini-bio where all the links related to a brand/business can be placed. This is important as it allows users to have different social media platforms links and websites combined into just one link that can be placed on the clickable link section on an Instagram account. There are multi linking tools out there, we will be using Linktree in this article.

Time needed: 10 minutes.

How to add a Whatsapp link on an Instagram bio using Linktree.

  1. Create an account and select a username

    Head over to Linktree and create an account.

  2. Add some customization

    Linktree offers some customization like profile pictures and gradient background color.

  3. Add the WhatsApp Link

    Add the WhatsApp link to a link section provided in your Linktree profile. Make sure that the title of the link is “WhatsApp me” for visitors to comprehend easily.

  4. Add other links

    Linktree allows the addition of more than one link. This should be used to direct visitors to other social media platforms and websites associated with your brand or business.

  5. Click on your linktree link

    Check the link to make sure all the inserted links are functioning.

  6. Place your Linktree link on your Instagram page

    Insert the Linktree link on your Instagram bio.

This is the best method of adding your WhatsApp link to your Instagram bio because it doesn’t limit you to just one link. You can add multiple links that enable your Instagram audience to have a wider range of reaching you and your brand/business.

“Who should love more in a relationship?” is easily one of the commonly asked questions in today’s world when it comes to relationships. But let’s get a clear understanding of what a love relationship is to get a better understanding of the question.

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A love relationship is a relationship between two individuals that goes beyond just attraction, lust, affection, and mutual attachment. Love is natural, mysterious, and equal. Love is about helping each other with your strength to yield a better of yourself. Real love creates no room for weakness and vulnerability because it absorbs all to strengthen the couples in love.

Both men and women have different opinions when asked “who should love more in a relationship?” Often it’s said that men can only love as much as they are given which implies that women should love more.

Whereas women have their opinion on men should love more due to men’s ability to tolerate provocation, rumors, gossips, and more. Other theories are based on men taking advantage of women when women are more passionate about the relationship. Neither can be said to be wrong. Yet, can a successful relationship be built based on these opinions?

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The answer is no. Why? Because love can’t be calculated like a mathematical problem to find the right ratio for two individuals involved in a relationship. Each person’s way of loving is different, constructed by their experience and knowledge of life. To love is about being each other’s half, being each other’s strength, having each other’s respect, and more.

Love is not based on gender so the answer doesn’t lie within a particular gender. It’s not an obligation for one gender love more than the other in a relationship. Love in a relationship exists between two individuals having feelings of affection, emotions, protectiveness, and respect for each other. For a healthy relationship love always finds a way to balance itself while maintaining equilibrium.

Every Nigerian at some point in time has questioned why the Central bank of Nigerian (CBN) can’t print more money to subsidies the financial difficulty in the country. Others have the knowledge that the Nigerian government can’t print more money but not the why. Let’s explain the reason why the central bank of Nigerian can’t print more money to make Nigeria rich while explaining which country can.

Brief explaining of the Central Bank of Nigeria

Central Bank of Nigeria has a Currency Operations Department within the CBN that is responsible for the printing of money. And also, The Nigeria Security Printing and Minting (NSPM) Plc print/mint the Naira notes while CBN Mint Inspectorate office within the NSPM Plc carries out quality control and receipt of finished Naira banknote. There are some factors to consider before printing more currencies in Nigeria such as inflation rate, buffer stock, and Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

High Inflation rate

Printing of more money lies with the federal government, if the government prints more money in order to become rich while avoiding borrowing/debts or paying off debts, there would be too much money chasing few goods which will worsen inflation. Also, it is better to have national debt than printing more money because money borrowed can be offset through taxes at the end of the period and the burden falls evenly on the economy rather than devaluing (inflation) the money on the global level. 

The federal government of Nigeria influences the supply of money in circulation to avoid high inflation growth. Nigeria cannot be rich by printing more money because there are no economic activities to match the amount of money to be printed.

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In addition, there is no restriction on the amount of money Nigeria can print through Nigeria Security Printing and Minting (NSPM) Plc, if every citizen has more money at their disposal that means there will be a continuous rise in prices of goods. At the moment (2020), Nigeria inflation is around 12% compared to a preferred band of 6-9% and susceptibility of domestic price levels to exchange rate, there would be a sharp rise in inflation if more money is printed, the existing inflation problem (no economic activities) will escalate resulting to hyperinflation

For example, Venezuela tried to protect its citizen from hyperinflation by passing laws to keep a low price on essential goods which led to shops running out of stocks because more money was in circulation for low priced goods with inherent productivity issues in the economy.

Universal Currency

Nigeria banknote which is Naira is not a universal currency; therefore, printing more naira would trigger the demand for dollars, which would make the international value of the naira to fall causing imported inflation to rise in Nigeria given that Nigeria is not a producing country but importing (consumption) country.

Presently, the United State of America (USA) is the only country that can print more money to get richer given that the USA is already a wealthy country because all the valuable resources around the globe such as oil and gold are valued in US dollars. Therefore, the USA can print more money in order to buy more things, although the price of those things in dollars will still go up if excess money is printed. In other words, poorer countries even Nigeria cannot print more money to become rich or clear off their national debts.

For instance, in 2008, Zimbabwe in Africa printed more money to make their economies grow, the prices rose to an outrageous amount which triggered hyperinflation. Additionally, the amount used in printing the banknotes would be worth more than the value of the banknote itself, the value of the money is determined by the forces of demand and supply not by printing more money but diversifying in the various sector to derive multiple incomes rather than single-income just as Nigeria depends on oil production alone. 

Nigeria can print its own currency but not US dollars, even print a lot more while the prices of goods will go up and people will be forced to stop using the money rather prefer to be paid in the US dollar because Naira has forced the dollar to be in high demand.

Conclusion

Everybody needs money because of what money can purchase, the value of money would rise if money is a scarce commodity and the value of money will equally fall if more money is in circulation/printed. National debts don’t give birth to inflation but it goes on to show that printing more money will devalue the money whether saved or invested.

Therefore, Nigeria needs to learn from what happened in Zimbabwe in Africa and Venezuela in South America that printing more money is not a solution that will make it’s country rich or pay off national debts.

Understanding genes and homosexuality: is being gay a choice?

To understand whether homosexuality is genetics, we must first understand what genes are? Genes are simply a segment of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid). They are so powerful that they control who we are: our height, the color of our skin, and probably behaviors like who we fall in love with. Identical twins are very good indicators of how powerful genes are. Not only do they look alike, but they have very similar mannerisms, preferences, and habits. This uncanny similarity is not just limited to twins but can be observed among siblings and even parents who share the same characteristic behaviors with their children. So basically we are doing the bidding of our genes and to betray that “bidding” will be betraying our very own nature.

To understand how genes work we first have to understand what they are. Basically, we are just a bunch of cells carefully arranged with cells combining to form corresponding tissues and organs. Almost every cell in our body has 23 pairs of chromosomes in the nucleus. These 23 pairs of chromosomes are made up of materials called histones wrapped around strands of DNA. A short section of that DNA is a “gene”.

These genes contain instructions of basically everything from how and when our cells are formed, to our height, the color of our eyes, to the creation of hormones that are responsible for emotions we feel. It is also good to note that we inherit our genes from our parents. Sperm cells(male gamete) and egg cells(female gamete) undergo meiosis with each gamete containing half the usual number of chromosomes and both gametes later combining to form 23 pairs chromosomes which carry the instructions to “build us” through a process called mitosis. Some times in the process of “copying our genes” mistakes happen. These “mistakes” are called mutation and may produce sickle cells or the 46 chromosomes becoming 47 a condition called trisomy. The point here is to show how powerful genes are and how the process of copying genetics can lead to mutation which has known to be a major recipe for big evolutionary changes.

Remarkably these genes only consist of a small percentage of 3 billion base pairs of DNA. The implication is that a very big chunk of DNA is doing something else other than coding instructions. Why is so much of our genome not being used to code for protein? Projects like the Human Genome Project have begun to unravel the complexity and size of the human genome and hopefully in the future answers to such questions will be known.

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How genes play their part in determining sexuality?

Scientists are still on the verge of properly figuring out which particular genes affect certain expressions, but it is very clear that genes are responsible for our nature. It shouldn’t then be a surprise that genes are responsible for our preference, and even our love choices. Animals have been seen engaging in same sex acts with same sex couples even stealing eggs and looking after them as observed in penguins. It has been estimated that a quarter of black swans pairing are of males. The paired males have been known to steal nests from females and also forming threesomes with females to obtain eggs. Mammals also display homosexual behaviour. Males of the American bison, a bovine mammal, engage in courtship, mounting and full anal penetration.

A new study from Science Magazine analyzed the genetics of same-sex sexual behaviors and found that genetics plays a role, responsible for a third of the influence on homosexuality. The influence does not come from one gene alone, but many genes each contributing small effects, and the rest of the influence coming from the environment. The study analyzed the genetic data of 408,000 men and women from a large British database, the U.K. Bio-bank, who answered extensive health and behavior questions between 2006 and 2010 when they were between the ages of 40 and 69.

The conclusion of the study was that genes are not solely responsible for same-sex behaviors, but the environment has some part to play. There have been fears concerning the study of genes and their linkage to homosexuality, with some LGBTQ activists concerned that anti-gay groups will misconstrue such findings like using the fact that environmental factors are also at play in determining homosexuality. What such groups fail to grasp is that no matter how the environment plays a part, genes also play a part, and who are we if not our genes?

Interesting facts about genetics

  • Some diseases are inherited through genes.
  • Doctors may be able to cure diseases in the future by replacing necessary genes.
  • DNA is a long molecule and there are lots of them in the human body. If you unraveled all the DNA molecules in your body, they would reach the sun and back several times.
  • Some inherited traits are determined by multiple different genes.
  • Genes make up only about 3 percent of your DNA. The rest of your DNA controls the activity of your genes.
  • The word gene wasn’t coined until the 20th century by Danish botanist Wilhelm Johannsen.
  • Genes can disappear as species evolve.
  • Octopuses can edit their own genes.