Be Kind To Yourself
When is the last time that you looked in the mirror and gave yourself a compliment? When was the last time that you looked in the mirror and said something critical about yourself? I bet that for many of you, it is much easier to think about the critical moment...even if you didn’t didn’t place any weight on that self-comment at the time. Why is that? I will be with myself for every second of every day for the rest of my life. Shouldn’t I be kind to myself? Would I ever want to hang out with a friend who told me that I look ugly, or that butt looks saggy and fat today? NOPE! So why on earth would I ever say that to myself? And yet, we all do it sometimes multiple times a day. Crazy!
I propose a challenge...the 5-day, 5 compliment challenge. First thing in the morning for the next 5 days, look yourself in the mirror and give yourself 5 compliments. Try to have 5 new compliments for yourself each day. They can be physical compliments, but please don’t neglect your inner beauty as well (FAR more important)! Do speak outloud to yourself while looking in the mirror. I promise that it makes a difference. The effect just isn’t the same if you just think to yourself. If you want to take it a step further, write them down and read them to yourself later in the day. Reinforce those thoughts. Don’t hold back or justify your statements. Live out loud! As women, we are taught to compliment others and to remain humble ourselves. I completely agree that being humble is incredibly important and an important quality in all the people that I surround myself with. However, in my opinion, this is about bravery! The antithesis of bravery is not humility, it’s timidness. Live boldly with respect for yourself and others. 🙂
Be bold! Post your self compliments below...yay bravery!