We don’t have to write the Great American Novel to be useful and important; the good news is that we all contribute more than we imagine to our family, friends, community, and ourselves.
- To notice the many good things you do.
- To learn to appreciate your talents and skills.
- To remind yourself that you work hard and are worthy of praise.
Reflect back on your day:
- Think of one or two things you did that were helpful or that you were good at.
- Appreciate yourself for your talents and willingness to help.
- Realize that offering kindness, help, and support are all positive choices that you make.
- Even little things need to get done. Appreciate yourself for not having blown them off.
Practicing self-appreciation not only reduces stress but also increases happiness.