This week’s focus skill is compliments. Although the purpose of this skill is to be able to use social skills, it is also a skill to help with perception by being able to look for and notice the positive in others. During stressful situations, it can be hard to notice positive qualities in others. Take time today to:
● Share with your friends and family one compliment for each person, but don’t forget to compliment yourself.
● Provide a general compliment related to unconditional qualities/strengths (kind, thoughtful, reliable, hardworking etc.). Ask yourself how it feels when someone complements you?
● Think of one strength that each of your friends and family members have. Sometimes, we tend to focus on the things that bother us about others, take time to celebrate each other.
● It can be hard to identify strengths and positive qualities about others and ourselves. So, you may need to practice or ask someone you trust what they think your strengths are.
● It can be hard to receive compliments from others, when someone gives you a compliment its OK to say thank you.
Information for this post is from Starr Commonwealth program Courageous Children: Daily Skills to Build Resilience.
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