31 Days - Give Yourself Credit! - December 11
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Spark tells us today to:
Practice saying, thinking and writing positive things about yourself. Acknowledge and take credit for the things you've done well, and recognize your abilities and talents. Keep a list to add to, think about, and read to yourself daily.
It is hard for many of us to take compliments from others; it is hard to see and acknowledge the positive, instead, I think, many of us dwell on the negative parts of us. But we have to, pure and simple. Because I strongly believe that the only way we are going to stay on this journey and be willing to exert the energy and effort to getting ourselves healthy is if we believe we are worth it. If we can't even ackknowledge our self worth to ourselves, never mind let someone from outside ourselves tell us we've done something well without that "aw shucks" feeling, how in the world are we going to feel we are worth it?
From the comments I've been getting from this blog, and from my own personal experience in this realm, I know that many people have stuff deep in their psyches that make them feel inadequate. Whether those feelings were driven into us by our parents or other life experiences, they, and the damage those feelings have done, have to be dealt with before we can ever stand up and scream out to the world: I MOST CERTAINLY AM WORTH IT AND WORTHY.
With this tip, Spark is giving us a way to try to reinforce the positive, to re-train us and our thinking about ourselves. At the very least, give it a try, especially if you have those feelings..
Sometimes less is more, so, to quote Forrest Gump, "that's all I'm going to say about that."
Have a Sparky day!