Do you have difficulty receiving gifts? Acts of kindness? Praise? Maybe it’s time to get over your insecurities
In this Self-Coaching episode, Lauren and I discuss the many reasons why people have difficulty accepting gifts or acts of kindness. One overarching reason, driven by insecurity, is ‘over-thinking.’ “Why did she offer to take me?” “He’s just saying he likes me; I don’t buy it.” Another reason is low self-esteem—not feeling worthy. There are many expressions of this problem, including distrust, feeling out of control, fear of strings being attached, feeling awkward, and so on. Isn’t it time to stop allowing insecurity to call the shots?
Learning to say a simple, “Thank you,” can go a long way in liberating you from these needless life tensions. It’s all about learning acceptance by opening up your mind and heart.