What do you say when someone offers you a compliment or extends a helping hand?
Many of us struggle to receive these things comfortably or gracefully.
In the whirlwind of perimenopause, where hormonal shifts can sometimes make us feel like we’re losing our grip, practising graceful receiving can be a transformative act, not just for others but for ourselves too.
Read on to find out more!
The Gift of Graceful Receiving
One of my clients Cecelia is faced with navigating perimenopause’s turbulent waters.
When she expressed gratitude for my support during a challenging year, my instinct was to deflect her praise, “Oh no, it was all your hard work,” I replied.
But did this truly honour her acknowledgement of our journey together? Reflecting on it, I realised that my changing the way I received her thanks could deepen our connection and further affirm her progress.
Embracing Support, Compliments, and Gifts
By opening ourselves to receiving compliments and gifts, we invite more positivity into our lives.
So, just as we readily accept the challenges that perimenopause throws our way, we must also learn to welcome the support, compliments, and gifts that come our way.
Steps to Graceful Receiving
- Don’t be afraid to express gratitude: When someone offers support, compliments, or gifts, it is as simple as saying “thank you.” Expressing gratitude like this sets the stage for further connection and positivity.
- Envision how you’ll integrate the support, compliment, or gift into your life. Whether it’s displaying a heartfelt note on your desk or drawing strength from a kind word during challenging moments, thinking in this way helps to solidify the impact of what you’ve received.
- Share your feelings: Let the giver know how their gesture makes you feel. Whether it’s feeling honoured, appreciated, or loved, expressing your emotions reinforces the significance of their actions.
Still Need Convincing? Here’s an Example of Graceful Receiving
Victoria, another client, recently sent me a heartfelt message after our session. “Thank you for another great session!” she wrote.
This time, I embraced graceful receiving. I thanked her sincerely and expressed how her words would brighten my days ahead.
By acknowledging her appreciation, I strengthened our bond and uplifted her spirits.
Mindful Receiving for Renewed Vitality
As we navigate perimenopause and beyond, try to be mindful of the support, compliments, and gifts bestowed upon us.
By embracing graceful receiving, we not only honour the giver but also nurture our own sense of vitality, joy, and self-worth.
So, the next time someone extends a hand or offers a kind word, remember: the gift of graceful receiving is one of the most precious treasures we can offer ourselves and others.
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Get in touch with me today for a free chat about how you can regain your vitality and va va voom in perimenopause and beyond!