Having achievements reconginised creates happiness and naturally boosts self belief regarding capabilities and worth so why wait for someone else to give the reassurance and recognition you are after? After all, the praise is something you do already know deep down inside, but maybe you are just not comfortable yet stepping out of your emotional chains or possibly far too British to even think about acknowledging it let alone saying it out loud? I can feel the cringe and sucked lemon face energy vibes from here…… : /
Humor aside, when there is an ability to recongnise and give gratitude & genuine credit to yourself for the life you have created, the trauma you may have worked through, the sadness you no longer believe and feel authentically strong and congruent in showing the globe who you really are underneath your physical shell, it is at this moment it all becomes real, you understand what it is to truly have emotional freedom alongside a healthy self esteem and high self worth.
All potential clients come to me asking for support and professional techniques to find one thing. Some have designed their ideal future & mapped out exactly what it is they are after & some have no idea where the hell they are or where they are heading but one thing that is always a common denominator, they all want happiness.
However happiness looks to them, now that is another article entry, one thing I can say is whatever they are searching for or wanting to create, it is always an inside job so where better to start than in the mirror!
This exercise is especially for the you’s out there that are feeling resistance. I hate to be the smart a**, but it is the ones who resist and mock before they try the goods, are the ones who are in need of self love and honesty even more so!
How do I know this? I was introduced to this exercise during my therapist training and wow, a huge eye opener to what was really going on inside of me emotionally and my own self worth levels back then and always a self perspective changer for my clients too when it is pulled from my toolbox & used as an emotional intervention!
So to begin, just spend a few moments just being there in the mirror with you, really looking into your eyes and taking a peek into the windows to your soul. A real emotion stirrer because we connect powerfully with ourselves through our pupils so spend some time up close and personal, taking time to study, familiarise and just acknowledge who it is you see looking back.
When you are ready and comfortable, ask yourself the following questions…
Question: What do you see? Who do you see? What would someone who loved you say if they were to describe you? Give yourself a genuine compliment out loud & finish off by telling yourself 3 things you are grateful for in your life.
Making sure you make the gratitude around YOU not gratitude around your kids or partner etc because this is a cop out …. What are YOU really grateful for in YOUR LIFE and REALITY?
With regular practice and updates, watch your happiness levels begin to fizz & sparkle!