The Power of Saying “Good Job”
A friend once told me my love language must be words of affirmation. “I always hear you affirming yourself,” she said. Which is funny, because I am totally a quality time person.
I know why she thinks that – I tell myself “Good Job.” A lot. Like, multiple times every day. Why? Because if I wait for people to tell me I’m doing something well — running my business, making dinner when I’m tired, walking Coco, sweeping the floor, dropping groceries for my parents — I could wait FOREVER. Instead, I tell myself. I told myself good job yesterday when I got gas. I told myself good job for planting dahlias. I told myself good job when last week was grueling, and I still prioritized myself. .
Why? Because I am the only one who knows all the things I did. The same is true of you. How many things have you done just today? Add to list — waking up, getting your kids ready, making coffee, brushing your hair (fingers 🤞🏽), squeezing in a walk, gratitude journal.
Bonus! The more I tell myself good job, the more I tell others the same. We all need to know we are doing a good job, and I love telling other people they are doing GREAT. Telling others good job has become one of my favorite things to do. So I will tell you! You are doing A GREAT JOB. You rule at staying at home. You crushed that deadline. You are an incredible parent. Don’t let anyone else, including yourself, tell you any different.
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