dreamcatcher is being quiet.
This started off as a goal related to my boyfriend but I think it’s a nice thing to do, generally. Regarding my boyfriend, I don’t think his parents praised him and his achievements all that much as he was growing up (perhaps they do it a bit more these days) They expected things of him and, when he achieved them, they didn’t act as if it was a great achievement to be proud of but as if it was simply something to be expected, i.e. anything less wouldn’t have been good enough. This has lead to him having very high expectations of himself, sometimes too high, and to him not giving himself enough credit for all his amazingness-es!
I think I can make him feel better about his achievements by giving him lots of support, praise and compliments. I do this anyway but I want to do it more, and more consciously. And I could do with giving more compliments generally too. I love to receive them and it doesn’t take much, just a few genuine words, to make someone feel good.