Hi, I'm Deidre. In my posts, I talk about my voyage down the road of self-employment as a website copywriter, my achievements and roadblocks along the way, and what I’m learning as I go (with Marketing Mentor as my guide).
Cheer abounds this December. It’s in the form of holiday parties, decorations and kids sitting on Santa’s lap. It’s in holiday concerts and home-baked goodies. It seems to be everywhere (well, except mall parking lots and on line at Macy’s … there—a cheer infusion is needed desperately.)
With cheer in the air, I started to think about my own cheer level.
I consider myself a cheerful person.
I’m cheerful when I talk to clients. I love being nice to them.
For the most part, I’m cheerful to friends, strangers and animals (even the spiders I find in my house).
But am I as cheerful to myself as I am to others? Nope.
I started to recognize my inner monologue—and sometimes it’s downright mean.Too often, I tell myself things like, “You’re not doing good enough. You kinda suck.”
Really, I should be saying, “You’re making some really good steps, let’s see where else you can grow.”
Would I tell someone else they suck? Would I tell that to my buddy, client or friend? Of course not.
My gift to myself this Christmas is to be kinder. I will speak to myself with more encouragement and support. I will be my own Elf, and instead of toys, I will make self-niceness.
How about you?
In this season of cheer, don’t forget to spread some inward cheer too.