Bask in it, Baby
January 1, 2007 2:55am CST
why it pays to soak in praise thank you come on you can say it When someone compliments you-whether it's on a work project or your outfit-do you ever reply with a simple "Thanks"? Sure, we all crave praise, but as soon as it comes our way, we often ruin our enjoyment by dismissing it ("Oh, it was nothing, really") or putting ourselves down ("God, I think it makes me look fat!"). When we feel awkward or self-conscious about hearing praise, we downplay our looks and achievements instead of simply enjoying that we're being appreciated,"