Today I want to talk to you about self-confidence and the art of accepting compliments.
I could honestly talk about this topic for H O U R S, but for today, I’ll keep it short.
You might have seen on my Instastory that I was talking about how so many of us have a hard time accepting compliments.
Someone says, “You look so pretty today.” You reply with “No no, I have a pimple. I look tired. I’m bloated.”
Or even something simple like handwriting. “You write so nice and neat. I love it!” You say,”Ew no way! I write so ugly.”
Why why why are so many women this way?
I think it boils down to two reasons:
1. The illusion that: you have to be “perfect” to be confident.
Whatever that means, anyway ^
2. You’re afraid to come off as conceited or condescending.
Well today I want to remind you that even though you might not like a few or many things about yourself, it’s still more than ok to be confident!
And no, you don’t come off as conceited for accepting a compliment! On the contrary, people give you compliments because they want you to receive them. If anything, it’s rude and a little bit annoying when you constantly negate the love. 😁
So if you are one of those people that has a hard time with this (trust me I still slip sometimes) start off with this simple exercise:
Just say “thank you”.
Nothing is sexier than a confident woman! Even if you are temporarily faking it… 😏
Not to mention it takes less time to ACCEPT a compliment than to negate one.
P.S. You’re gorgeous!!!
Did I hear a “thank you”? 💖🙂