How does it sound when we acknowledge other people’s looks, behaviours, work, attitude, or just their simplicity? Have you ever thought of replicating that to your self? Have you thought of the good and powerful result self praise will do to you and your productivity? Not to worry we shall discuss that today.
People often mistake self praise for pride. They say, “When you praise your self, you are being proud and heading” I call self praise your support system, appreciating your true self, how you feel about yourself, how marvellous your creator has made you……. It’s not the same as being arrogant.
In fact, you can be so proud of yourself and achievement. You need to first see how good you are before others can see it. Self praise comes from the satisfaction you have about yourself instead of wallowing in self pity. Self praise is the antidote to self pity.
Words and imagination play an important role in making you become better. Until your words and imagination are affirmative enough to help you take the right decisions, you might find yourself waiting for the approval of people before forging ahead with things in your life, which might eventually not come.
Like I tell people, :you are responsible for your happiness, and your happiness comes from how you see and acknowledge yourself. You might have gone through a lot, and you have lost the reason why you should praise yourself, in fact you may not see any reason why you should.
So, here are 6 benefits of self praise
In one of our trainings we took people through the process of self praise and these are some of the feedback we got
“When I started, I almost stopped. It was hard to admire me. I had to force myself to believe what I knew about myself all along but always admired it in others. At a point, I started checking the time. I later calmed a bit, hugged and peck myself”.
Another participant said :
“For me it was difficult for me to praise myself but I was able to. I was able to achieve 2 minutes, then i tried again with a timer. And as I went to bed I realised i wasn’t all bad, that there was a lot of good in me. It was emotional”.
So let go back to the benefits of self praise
1. It energises you to be the best you can be
2. It helps you see the possibilities in things around you.
3. It reduces negative vibes around you .
4. It allows you love yourself and accept you for who you are .
5. It gives you confidence to face your fears.
6. The more you praise yourself, the more you see and realise solutions embedded in you.
Let do a quick test.
Take the next 5 minutes (or squeeze out 5 minutes of your day today) to acknowledge and praise every good thing in you. Or you can do it before you start your daily activities. It will help your day I tell you.
Step out into the week with your head up high and stop the self pity. Embrace the remaining part of you, nurture, beautify and praise yourself.
Make it a daily life style. Be the best you can be Now.
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