This SO used to be me and maybe you can relate too? I always used to put it down to being super shy...but it was also linked into my lack of self-esteem at the time.
If someone used to pay me a compliment...let's say they told me that they liked my shoes. First, I'd look down at the ground, while inside squirming with discomfort...not knowing where to look. Then, I'd change the subject REALLY quickly and more often than not...find something to compliment them on.
When I think back to how uncomfortable compliments made me feel, it's kinda crazy. And yet, I wonder how many of you feel the same? Drop a "Yep" in the comments if you have a hard time too. I want you all to see that you're not alone...it's a silent epidemic.
The good news, however, is that you can change how you accept a compliment...I know because I've done it and I'm going to share the first action step you can take, starting right now...
From this moment on when someone pays you a compliment, I want you to simply respond, by looking them in the eye and saying "Thank You!".
And this is why this one action works...it seems like it should be easy, but I know in the beginning it's SO uncomfortable...but it gets easier, I promise.
You see, this is what you need to understand...think about when you pay someone a compliment, is it genuine? Is it meant with good intentions? Most likely you said yes to both of those. Do you say it to make their day and make them feel good...yep!
So, on the flip side, if someone is paying you a compliment...do you think they're being genuine and have good intentions? Are they trying to make your day and make you feel good? You Betcha!
So please don't deprive someone of trying to say something nice about you... you are worthy and deserving of kindness from others AND yourself.
If you'd like to delve a little deeper into treating yourself with kindness...kind words and kind thoughts, check out my new free mini-course by clicking here: Speak Love to Your Inner Self.
Don't forget...you are worthy and deserving! xoxo