We’re human. We feel down sometimes, especially after a tiring, unproductive day. Sometimes, we’re hard on ourselves, and we speak harshly to ourselves.
“Oh, I’m stupid. How did I make that mistake?”
But really, we’d much rather feel another way – happier, more positive about ourselves. Should you have the blues, here’s an idea that might just give you a little lift:
Think back to a time, or times, when someone paid you a compliment. It can come from a friend, a family member, a teacher, your boss, your colleague or even a stranger.
“You’re a kind person, sir,” the old woman said to you when you offered up your seat on a crowded bus.
“It was your dedication that helped us meet the deadline,” your boss says as she pats your shoulder and smiles.
Oh, there’s more… “This outfit looks great on you!”
Now, are the memories coming back? Are the kind words popping up in your mind? It’s time to make a “pick-me-up” list! Hurry, take a piece of paper, or turn on your laptop, it is time to jot down these compliments! Keep adding to your list as you remember them, or as more compliments come your way. And anytime you need a little pick-me-up, simply take this list out from your wallet/purse/journal/drawer, and read them to yourself.
Ahh, is that a smile I see on your face? Thank you, your smile is contagious. I’m smiling too.
Would love to hear you share below… What is the nicest compliment you have ever gotten? Do you remember how it made you feel?