#36 Learning to accept compliments to live more fully
Today's technique for living a little happier is to learn to accept compliments more easily.
Why do so many of us have difficulty accepting compliments? Me too, I sometimes feel uncomfortable with a compliment. Psychologists explain this because of the story weI tell ourselves there. There was no room for the compliment in our self story.
Today's technique for living a little happier is to learn to accept compliments more easily. You can practice with a little role-playing with someone close to you who will give you 5 sincere compliments, on how you look like or how well you do in some areas of your life. At first, observe your inner reactions but above all accept the compliment with a "oh thank you, that's nice". To go deeper, ask yourself what type of compliments you have the most difficulty receiving at work but also in your private life. And in the next few days be especially mindful of the compliments you receive and simply respond with a "Thank you, that's nice of you."