With our inner critic, the seemingly perfect people all over Instagram and outside pressure, it’s often hard to accept our own success. Is it just me or do you find yourself avoiding talking about accomplishments – and further, celebrating them? I think it’s time we stop worrying what others think and become our own cheerleaders. I have 4 simple ways to get us started.
We all have heard the saying, “you are your own worst critic.” But why?! That’s why I strive to practice positivity. Focusing on the negative doesn’t leave much room for the positive, so instead, I identify where I can improve and remind myself that I can do it! P.S. If you’re like me and need a bit more inspo, take a cue from this little girl.
No matter how small, every accomplishment counts. For me, it’s some mornings it’s as simple as making my bed! That’s why I make an effort to track my daily accomplishments – even mentally. Then at the end of each day, I spend some time reviewing them. Most of the time I surprise myself with everything I accomplished that day! Instant. Confidence. Boost.
Sometimes our egos can get in the way of our growth. That’s why I’ve learned that it’s ok to ask for help. A friend, co-worker, mentor, family member, or anyone else that knows me seems to always have some great insight. So when I’m feeling down, I seek out other opinions from those I trust most, as they offer a different perspective while reminding me that they have my back.
Seriously, relax! Practice some self-care and breathe. Put on a face mask and take a long bath, watch Netflix with a pile of cookies handy, take a nap, or do whatever works for you! I find that focusing on taking care of myself resets not just my mind, but body. Self-care is also a great way to reward myself for those little accomplishments I’ve been logging!
Erin Wise is ACPR’s Public Relations Assistant and new dog mama. You can find her running with her new baby, Wrigley (a 1 1/2 year old Australian cattle dog mix) at 5 a.m. after waking her up with all the kisses.