September 12th, yesterday, was National Day of Encouragement! This day was dedicated to uplifting people around you and making a positive impact. Even though this was yesterday, it is something we could all do everyday.
Verbal encouragement has been proven to increase physical performance by as much as 33% according to several studies. Don’t you feel a little more motivated, a little more excited to complete a task when someone offers you kind words? Try encouraging a friend, coworker, family, pet, or yourself with phrases like: ~ I believe in you no mater what. ~ You are safe and loved. ~ Be gentle with yourself, you are doing the best you can. ~ I’m proud of you. ~ You’re important to me, and I’ll support you no matter what. ~ I know it’s tough right now, but I’m cheering for you and believe you can make it through this.
These are just a few examples. I hope today you give yourself a kind word, and then pass it on. Walk with empathy, kindness, and love.