When other people notice...
What other people think doesn't matter but when they notice a difference it really does mean the world.
I am the worlds worst person at accepting a compliment.
Here are some examples:
Things people have said to me this week...
“Have you lost weight?”
“You look different”
“That dress really suits you”
“I wish I had arms like you”
How I answer....
“Yes, only/just a kilo though nothing amazing.”
“Ah, I must have remembered to brush my hair this morning!”
“This old thing?”
“A dismissive shrug....”
But, I am noticing differences.....I feel better in myself, I am choosing different clothes from my wardrobe that haven't seen the light of day for well….too long.
And now other people are noticing...it must be real.
Next time I receive a compliment I will try to say "thank you, actually I have been taking better care of myself lately and I am pleased it shows"
(Well maybe I will just start with the "thank you" and leave it at that).