You can’t appreciate others without appreciating yourself first. Many people are busy pleasing others instead of focusing on themselves. Be grateful for the wonderful gift that is your life. Celebrate the small wins in the same way you celebrate big successes. Acknowledge all that you have accomplished and believe all the positive things people say to you. Never dismiss a compliment, accept it and bask in the joy it brings you.
Sometimes we’re so busy and wrapped up in life that we forget to express gratitude to our friends and loved ones. We take things in life, and people, for granted, though it’s usually not on purpose. Think about things you can do to express your gratitude. Try thanking loved ones for what they do, for example, even the little stuff. Say, “Thanks for washing the dishes. I really appreciate your help.”
Say “I love you,” or leave a note to someone saying how much they mean to you, make you smile, or the value they add to your life.
Acknowledging a person’s best qualities shows that you notice and appreciate those qualities. Be sure to hand out compliments frequently. By letting people know how much you appreciate them, you increase their own sense of appreciation and self-worth and encourage them to pay this positive energy forward to other people.