Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Learning to accept compliments
Then I was emailing with a guy friend of mine whom I've known since I was 14 and he said that I was glowing in my picture I posted recently. I told him thank you and the recent pic I posted was one I finally liked of myself and he said "no I didn't mean one particular picture, I meant all of the pics you've posted this year!"
I was so flattered by both but also just like so dumbfounded as to how to react. I mean I like the reinforcement that even if the weight isn't melting off like it was that we're still looking different to people but saying thank you almost seems weird. It's such an instant reflex to cut myself down or say something smarmy in response. Actually I still do when the Mr compliments me. Well, I didn't for awhile but with the frustration of the weight not coming off and staying off over the past few months, I guess I've felt like I wasn't deserving of compliments. I need to work on this and need to remember to say thank you and something complimentary back instead of saying something crappy about myself. Because if someone takes the time to compliment you and you do nothing but tell them how wrong their nice comment was, they'll just stop doing it because why bother if you're not going to believe it. It's almost insulting the person back and I need to not insult someone who is nice enough to think something positive about me...especially my Mr. (No Mr do not throw this post back in my face when I regress! Pffft!)
Do you take compliments well or do you negate them by saying something unflattering about yourself as a response?
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Labels: Non-scale victories