It’s funny, we’re eager to compliment others, but when they compliment us, sometimes we feel embarrassed and brush aside their praise, as if we’re not worthy of it. Of course, one doesn’t want to be egotistical, but why do we do this? Aren’t we all entitled to some positive self-praise now and then?
It’s important that we compliment and praise others, but we rarely do that for ourselves. We really should be more willing to encourage ourselves and make it a regular habit to acknowledge our worth and successes.
Positive affirmations do work and they’re a great tool for strengthening our positivity, but what also works is just reminding ourselves daily that we really do matter and we really do have a lot to offer. Here are five things we should tell ourselves daily and not only tell ourselves…but believe them as well:
Five Things to Tell Yourself Daily
I am good enough.
No one is perfect and we all make mistakes and no matter what, I know that I am worthy and I am good enough!
I will keep trying.
I may not always get it right, but I just have to keep trying my best.
I will stay positive.
I will focus on the positives in my life and I will be grateful for all that I have.
I will become better.
Not better than anyone else, but better than the person I was yesterday. I will grow and evolve into the person I know I am.
I choose happiness.
Each and every day, I consciously choose to be a happy, grounded person. I will live the life I imagine.
We can be our own worst critics and far too often, we’re too hard on ourselves. Being conscious of our short-comings is a good thing, but not if it means we bring ourselves down. We’re all just trying to get by in this world and lead as good and fulfilling a life as possible. Give yourself more credit and recognize that each and every one of us matters and we’re all valuable.
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale