Most of us are bad at accepting compliments.
We can try and work on that - say thank you when receiving one and grow our self-esteem and comfort in accepting them.
But if that feels uncomfortable too how about thinking of it like this:
The person complimenting you has taken the time to notice something about you and decided it was worth voicing - thank them for taking the time and making the effort - maybe you can make it about their kindness instead of your discomfort. After all, they've offered you a verbal gift and you're rejecting it when denying the truth of their statements, which doesn’t show a lot of gratitude.
And this method comes with a bonus! You’ll make them feel good about themselves – for being the kind of person to notice and say nice things.
Either way, learn to take a compliment.
It's a nice act and we could do with more of those.
What's the story you tell yourself, and is it helpful or hindering?
Remember though, with whatever I, or anyone else shares, take what you like and leave the rest because it's your life and, therefore, your choice of how to live it.
After all, this is the Manual of YOU!
Until next time, take care, stay safe - and sane - and make kind choices!
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