Feeling valued by others


I’m KanxeY, an art lover, animation and illustration enthusiast from Nepal, living in Israel now. I also love to read & write Nepali literature . I work to find little moments of love and translate them into shapes & shades.

The Importance of Mattering: A Key to Mental Well-being

Have you ever stopped to ponder what truly makes you feel content and valued in this vast world? Enter the captivating concept of “Mattering.” It goes beyond mere self-esteem or the number of friends you have – it’s about feeling noticed, valued, and needed by others. Interestingly, this isn’t just a feel-good sentiment; it’s a crucial element for maintaining good mental health.

Picture this: the sensation of knowing that you matter to someone is akin to a warm embrace for your brain. It not only wards off the emotional blues but also has tangible benefits for your physical health. Psychologists have identified three fundamental components of mattering: being noticed, being valued, and being needed.

What adds a layer of complexity to this concept is that a lack of feeling important can lead to serious mental health struggles, particularly among young individuals. The good news, however, is that boosting our sense of mattering is entirely within our control. Simple gestures, such as someone remembering your name or seeking your advice, can significantly impact how much you feel you matter.

Research underscores that the perception of mattering extends beyond emotional well-being; it has tangible effects on physical health. The implications are profound – communities and workplaces are increasingly recognizing the significance of making individuals feel they matter. From innovative mental health apps to impactful programs in schools, initiatives are emerging to foster a sense of mattering.

So, the next time you find yourself in a slump, remember this: you undeniably matter. Moreover, the beauty lies in the fact that the smallest gestures can serve as powerful reminders to others that they matter too. In a world where connections and relationships are paramount, acknowledging the importance of mattering becomes a shared responsibility, weaving a tapestry of well-being for all.

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