Expressing gratitude to your clients, employees, sponsors, presenters and all of the other amazing people in your life is key to creating joy, happiness, and strong, authentic relationships. It’s equally as important to show yourself some love! Here are 5 simple ways you can thank yourself for being awesome.
1. Start a compliments file
Document and save the great things people say about you - and then read them when you’re feeling less-than-awesome. Honor yourself and community by accepting compliments… and really believing what they have to say!
2. Make your bed everyday
Starting your day by making your bed gives you a strong sense of accomplishment, giving you an instant feeling of success and achievement… before you even leave the house! You’ll feel organized and ready to take on the day. And it literally takes two minutes. Plus, slipping into a nicely made bed sets the tone for a good night’s sleep. There is no better way to say “I Love Me!”
3. Create a deliberate habit
Routinize something small in your life by doing it in the same way each day - like when and where you set your weekly goals, what you wear on Tuesdays or how you get ready for bed every night. Ritual grounds us in the present, rescues us from dwelling on the past and worrying about the future - it’s the ultimate way to give yourself a big ole hug.
4. Edit your social media feeds and notifications
Mute the Facebook Debbie Downers, and the Gloom and Doom notifications that pop up on your phone. Surrounding yourself with positive people in real life and on the internets will boost your mood, spirits and outlook on life. Let social media be a passive way to constantly inspire you by curating your feed to include only the things that make you smile!
5. Get regular acupuncture
Acupuncture serves as release for the toxins in your body created by stress, overwork and general busy-ness. Acupuncture needles trigger your nervous system and send serotonin to your brain resulting in instant relaxation! Acupuncture helps your body thank itself!
Having a strong, gratitude-based relationship with ourselves helps us develop deep and authentic relationships with others. Don’t forget that you - you wonderful, amazing and one-of-a-kind slice of awesomesauce - deserve gratitude too!