Appreciate Yourself

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It’s not unrealistic for some people to admit that they tend to appreciate others’ for the contribution they have made to this world but rarely take the time to appreciate themselves for the work they’ve done. There is definitely a thin line between appreciating yourself and being borderline pompous. When it comes to self-appreciation, don’t feel weird to pat yourself on the back every once in a while you achieve something that you’ve been working so hard for. I’m saying this from my own experience because just the other day, I was thinking how I always focus on the things I do wrong and seldom focus on the things that I’ve accomplished.

Anyway, here are a few tips on how to appreciate yourself:

  1. Think about all the things you’ve done this week:

    Sit, relax, and look back at all the good/bad things you’ve done this week. Focus more on the good things and tell yourself that you’ve earned this. However, this doesn’t mean that you neglect the bad things, just look at it from a different perspective. 🙂

  2. Treat yourself:

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    Feel like you’ve actually done something to take your lie one step further? Treat yourself to some ice cream! (That’s what I do, haha)

  3. When someone appreciates you for your work, thank them:

    Now, this happens way too often to me. When someone compliments me for my work, I tend to brush it off and say “It was no big deal, really.” But, in reality, it is a big deal otherwise why would someone compliment you in the first place…Hmm…

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! 

What are your thoughts on appreciating yourself? Let me know in the comments section below. 🙂


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  1. Shweta Suresh · April 8, 2017

    Great post! We shouldn’t take ourselves for granted too. We have to appreciate ourselves. Well written. 🙂

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  2. Donna · April 8, 2017

    It’s so hard for me to appreciate what I’ve achieved but I’m slowly learning to treat myself and accept compliments without feeling I don’t deserve them 🙂

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    • thejouskablog · April 8, 2017

      I can totally understand the way you’re feeling right now because I’ve experienced that myself. It is a slow process, but it’s definitely worth it in the end! 😀

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  3. K.M. Sutton · April 8, 2017

    Love love LOVE this! It really is difficult to not be hard on ourselves and think our work or selves are subpar. As you wrote, someone wouldn’t go out of their way to acknowledge us if we didn’t deserve it. As hard as it is, I truly believe, that love begins with us, if we can;t love ourselves…How can we expect anyone else too? We are all deserving of that! Hope you have a great weekend beauty! ❤

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    • thejouskablog · April 8, 2017

      Thank you! 😀
      I couldn’t agree more with you. Believing in yourself is the first step toward self-appreciation. It’s a slow learning process, but it’s definitely worth it in the end!
      Thanks, love! Hope you have a good one as well. ❤


  4. Renate · April 8, 2017

    I think I’m treating myself too much, haha 😀 Fantastic and important post, as always!

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  5. Amber R. · April 9, 2017

    Great post! Self-love is so important, but like you said sometimes it gets pushed to the back burner. These are great ways to make sure we take the time to appreciate ourselves! 🙂

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    • thejouskablog · April 9, 2017

      Thank you! I couldn’t agree more with you. I’m glad you found them to be helpful! 😀

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  6. designwithflair · May 21, 2017

    Thanks for this post….I know I treat myself…but I still cringe inside when complimented and basically goof around with a sashay or silly dance. So really appreciating myself is a learning process

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    • thejouskablog · May 21, 2017

      You’re very welcome! It’s natural for some people to feel awkward when complimented, but as you said, it’s a slow learning process. 😀

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