More often than not we don’t give ourselves enough credit. We discredit our accomplishments by telling ourselves or others that it was no big deal. Such saying like, “Well everyone does this anyways!” or “It’s not that difficult to do.” “Everyone has one so no big deal.” “It was nothing.” “He/She did it better than me.” Do any of those sound familiar? If so then you are not giving yourself enough credit!
On this Wednesday, I want you to focus on all you’ve accomplished so far this week. Even if it’s the smallest thing, name it and write it down on a note. This will work as a “credit” card. Chances are that what you THINK is no biggie is a HUGE deal for someone else to carry out. Give yourself a pat on the back and be your own cheerleader! Grab your Bestie Betty Rubble and do what her and Wilma do best and “CHARGE IT!” once you pull out your completed “credit” card. When you’re feeling low, discouraged, or not as accomplished as you think you should be, write out your accomplishments of your day and use it to go back to so you can charge yourself up.
Here are some of my accomplishments this week:
- Signing up and committing to my last graduate course even though it’s an online course (they intimidate me!)
- Writing this blog post (the critic inside my head is like, “Oh, you’re only writing one post in two weeks?? You might as well not even have a blog.” Take that!)
- Being kind to others and to myself
- Lending a listening ear to others
- Having patience
That’s what I have so far. I’m sure I’ll think of more as I go on with my day and I’ll add them to the comments below.
How do you feel about giving yourself enough credit? Do you feel like you could max out your “credit” card with goodness or do you have a full remaining balance? Either way, I’d love to read what your credit summary is so far!!
Thanks for reading!