Say Nice things about Yourself

When was the last time you took a minute to say  nice things about yourself? When was the last time you praised yourself? Did you finish work today and give yourself a pat on the back for finishing the day or did you praise yourself for picking the kids up from school.
If you are like most of us – I very much doubt it!

Many of us where not taught the importance of being able to say nice things about yourself or give ourselves some well deserved praise. As a result, we find saying anything nice about ourselves very difficult and uncomfortable.

Saying Nice Things about Yourself Boosts Confidence and Self Esteem

You probably criticise yourself unconsciously all day. You are so used to it you probably don’t even notice. But did you know that every time you criticise yourself you are eating away and your self esteem and confidence? However, if you begin to be a little more kinder to yourself, by saying a few nice things and also learning to praise yourself more regularly, this will really boost your confidence muscle and self esteem?

If you have ever attended one of my conferences where I was guest speaker, a wellness day where I spoke or attended one of my workshops, you may have been asked to turn to the person next to you and say something nice about yourself. If you found this difficult – you are not alone. However, if I had asked you to turn to the person next to you and tell them something that you don’t like about yourself – I am sure you would have found this much easier!

Tips to say Nice Things to Yourself

In this short video below, I share some tips on how to say Nice Things to yourself. Why not try to be your own best friend today, instead of your own worst enemy?


Northants based award winning confidence coach and Life Coach Lisa Phillips is the author of The Confidence Coach Book.    Lisa appears regulary in the media sharing her expertise on all things confidence and self esteem related. She is also a hugely popular motivational speaker and wellness speaker.  To book Lisa for your next event, please see or check out Lisa’s coaching website at