Okay! So here we are: first ever Let’s Chat post! 💙
No pressure for me then… I hope you all enjoy reading this, as it is from a post idea I have been waiting to write since last year; now feels like the right time to go through with it! Anyway, I hope you are excited, because I certainly am!
*drum roll please*
Here goes nothing…
Today’s post is all about boosting others egos.
Yes, that’s right, the first Let’s Chat post is going to be based around the topic of boosting others self-esteem, and why I believe that as humans we should be complimenting each other a whole lot more than we do at the moment. ✨
How hard is it to compliment someone else? To tell them their hair looks nice, or tell them that they’re rocking their outfit today, or to even ask where they got their t-shirt from?
It seriously is easier than answering any question in an exam or test. And it costs you NOTHING AT ALL. All you have to say is ‘Your hair looks cute today’, or ‘I’m loving that dress, where is it from?’, and that’s it. I can guarantee you’ll make your family member or friend (although it doesn’t even have to be one of your friends) feel on top of the world, especially if they were worrying about what they look like that particular day. And, also, you’ll feel pretty good too – there’s nothing lovelier than making someone else’s face light up with happiness, is there? 🎉
We’ve all been there before, haven’t we? We’ve all been testing out a new hairstyle or outfit, and then someone says that they like it, and it’s like WHAT???!!! You feel so happy, so relieved, and so confident that you then want to wear that particular combination 24/7, purely as others think you look nice? I know – it’s sad that we rely on others opinions so much, and that’s why we can be so vulnerable as beings sometimes.
Humans rely on acceptance from others.
I can’t believe I just wrote that. It’s crazy, I mean I don’t necessarily want to rely on others for liking or disliking a certain style, but deep down, I think we all know it’s true. We all know we shouldn’t need others to tell us we look nice to feel beautiful. We all know we shouldn’t ‘backstab’ others behind their backs. We all know that it’s much easier to be ourselves than to pretend to be someone else. But there’s something missing: we know we shouldn’t do these things, although sometimes we seem to be falling into a loophole of breaking these promises/ things we know we shouldn’t do.
Wherever I go, there always seems to be someone being unkind to another. Always seems to be someone willing to be nasty about someone behind their back, for the sake of ‘fitting in’ with a certain crowd. And there is almost never anyone being kind to someone else, and meaning it.
Where has all the kindness gone in our world?
We shape the world we live in, we choose our own environment to thrive, we choose the place we want to fit in. Yes, we choose the place we live in, but we also shape the environment we live in as well.
Next time you see anyone, choose kindness, choose compliments, and choose to be genuine. Choose to be who you want to be. Don't follow others to fit in. Be true to yourself, and everything else will follow.
To help motivate me, I am attempting to give a least ‘a compliment a day’.
We all can drift away from our beliefs sometimes, sometimes we get caught up in the moment and do something we regret. Luckily, this is all part of being ‘human’, but for me, I want to focus on giving positivity to others. I don’t want to cause them anything other than happiness. It will be a struggle, I’m certainly far from perfect, but it is my imperfections that make me who I am.
A compliment a day is designed to help this. To help me continually improve someone’s mood, or even to make their day. 💜 The compliment’s that I am going to giving have to be genuine. If they aren’t, then there’s no point giving them: I simply have to mean what I say.
Simple, right? Wrong!
As I’ve said before, it won’t necessarily be easy to stick to, but it’ll hopefully boost the self-esteem of those around me, as well as make me feel good & kind too.
Care to join me?
Of course, I am encouraging you to take part in ‘A compliment a Day’ as well as me, obviously there’s no pressure for this to happen, but it could be a great change for you & the direction your life is going!
I’ll leave you with a quote:
Wow – first ever ‘Let’s Chat’ post = complete! Not gonna lie, I’m impressed with myself, and I really do hope you enjoyed this post, and that you enjoy many more ‘Let’s Chat’ posts to come! 😊.
See you next time,