Can You Take a Compliment?

Can you take a compliment? Surprisingly, many people have a hard time accepting a compliment. They brush it off, saying “oh, that’s nothing.” That diminishes the compliment for both yourself and the giver. Instead, embrace and enjoy all the positive feedback you get.

I have found that many of my clients have a hard time accepting compliments. It can be a symptom of low self-esteem. However, becoming aware of compliments and accepting them is also a way to build yourself up. If you have my book Life after Bullying, review chapter 15 on feedback today. After all, it is World Compliment Day đŸ˜‰

Accept Different Opinions

Today is election day in the United States, and I know many of my clients are worried. Remember that your task is not to save your country from the other side. Your task is to vote for who you believe will be best for your country.

The shouting before the election has many people saying that their opponents must be evil. Don’t believe that. A lot of people have a different opinion from yours, but going through life thinking your neighbors are evil will just make the election anxiety permanent. No matter what the outcome, accept the fact that some people don’t agree with you and that’s okay. That will help you heal after this divisive time.