Todays post is a Topic For Discussion, where I choose a topic, write about it and love to then discuss this with you readers! Todays topic is "Compliments".
Whats is a compliment?
A compliment is according to Google "a polite expression praise or encouragment". I like this definition, a compliment is something we all need and crave for without even realising it, it motivates us at work and supports us with everyday tasks. Compliments suppport self esteem and raise our confidence, enabling us to feel better about ourselves. Compliments help us feel happy, confident and and motivated. I love it when I am complimented, and as a woman I need to hear that I look good when I least expect or when I have made an effort! Dont we ladies? Also, at work it makes me feel like I am doing a "good" job, and motivates me to go to work!
One problem.........WE DONT TAKE THEM ON BOARD!!!!! I dont know about you, but when someone compliments me I feel awkward, on edge and dont know what to say or do!! When someone says "Ah you look lovely today" I tend to respond with "Ah dont be silly! I dont, you look gorgeous!" WHY do we or shall I say I do that!? Compliments make me feel so much better about myself, yet my reaction says different!
So instead of shying away we need to learn to take them in, and smile say thanks and acknowledge the compliment, so for example when someone says to me "You look so pretty today" my reply will now be "Thank you so much" smile and take the compliment on board. This will make me feel even better, and will help me grow in confidence even more! Also,when someone praises me and I react all awkward I doubt they would want to compliment me again! So hopefully they will not feel awkward either!
My mission- to say thankyou and smile to compliments....also fill out the below chart! Will you join me in this mission? Fill in "I am....." with a compliment to yourself in a comment and spread the love!!! First 5 are about your personality, second 5 are your looks....its hard but do it and smile!
1. I am.....a good listener
2. I am.....compassionate
3. I am.....a loving mummy
4. I am.....always there for my friends and family
5. I am.....passionate about helping others, passionate at work
6. I have...lovely eyes
7. I have...bright lovely white teeth
8. I have...a nice smile
9. I have...good strong nails
10. I have...super long lashes!
Woah!! that was so hard!!! But I did it!! Now you all have a go!!! Lets compliment ourselves, its not vain and certainly not an awful thing to do, its an acknowledgment of appreciating who we are, we need to do it more often.