Feeling good about yourself feels good.
We’re here to tell you that there is nothing wrong with being proud of yourself, and enjoying that smile inducing feeling that runs through your body when you feel the glow of self-love and appreciation.
We want you to recognise that there is a difference between proud of yourself and being arrogant. Some people are so worried about being perceived as arrogant that they never allow themselves feelings of self-pride, and that is a tragedy.
There is no doubt that we all know someone who is prone to taking a positive comment and turning it into a negative. They downplay their achievements or knock back praise and compliments whenever they hear them. Often this type of person has trouble opening up in their personal relationships; they want someone else to make them feel good, but don’t realise that they get in the way of the good intentions of their loved ones by never allowing themselves to feel positive. We teach others how to love us by how we love ourselves, so if we are always being negative, it teaches others to participate in those negative thoughts too.
Being able to be loved and love yourself requires a change in how you feel/think about yourself and a move away from negative and dismissive frame of mind to an accepting and positive frame of mind.
It may take time but you’re able to start with simple little steps like replying to praise and compliments with a genuine ‘thank you’ instead of replying instantly with a negative rebuttal. Getting moving and active is also a great place to start. The hormonal response your body has post working out with the rush of endorphins it releases into your body, leaves you with the ‘feel good’ feeling throughout your whole body and mind.
Try surrounding yourself with a community that lifts you up, not one that brings you down. This can be your circle of friends or a community of people you work out with at a gym who are there to support you and not only help you but encourage you to feel good about yourself. Having the right people around you to celebrate your progress and success, means you can enjoy the feeling of pride in your achievements and not shy away from them because you think that they will be taken the wrong way.
Feeling good about yourself feels good. Helping others feel good feels good too. If you’d like to join a community of hi-fiving, encouraging, smiling and improving people who are always keen to meet new legends, come on down and say hi!
31/36 Aughtie Dr, Albert Park VIC 3206
In the South Melbourne FC/Sydney Swans Building.