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Accepting compliments – mindfulness day 2

I’m starting today with some housekeeping.

First: the person who set up the 28 days on FB is Brittany Terotta. She is a clinical social worker and refers to what she does as holistic therapy. The stuff I’m posting here are my thoughts and digressions and things I found using her prompts as my start. Blame me though, if you don’t like something, not her 😉

Second: I’ve realised there’s no way I’m going to do this as a daily thing. Also a part of Brittany’s day two was thinking about values. I’ve been thinking and poking about online (psychology resources, career planning, budgetting pages! they all talk about figuring out your values) and it’s going to take me a while just to digest that. I’ll still subtitle the posts “mindfulness day X” where X equals the last mindfulness post plus 1. And they will all be tagged “mindfulness” and “mental health” so they should be all easy to see together.

And now, back to our regularly scheduled program….

This day pairs nicely with the positive affirmations – this time the idea is to make a commitment to accept compliments you are given. No deflecting, no “it was nothing,” none of that. Say thank you instead.

Then write it down. Keep a list. Read the list whenever you need some reminders.

I’m setting up my journal for August today (yes, I know – but at least it was the 3rd when I wrote this!) and I will have a page to write things down on.

I did a bit of this back in February – it’s lovely to see. And because I am me, I wrote down who said it and in what context lol

I have to remember the point is to become the best version of me that I can be. And I am grateful to be here.