Having a difficult time with compliments is more than just harboring feelings of discomfort, or a gut instinct to say anything other than a simple “thank you.” When was the last time you explained away a compliment? Or turned right back around and complimented the complimenter?

You can do this by writing down compliments you’ve received that are particularly meaningful or that have been repeated to you more than once. By building up a physical arsenal of good vibes, you’re not only doing shifting your internal narrative to be more compassionate—your also matching it with the world you move through.