Why is it a swear? Well, it is that thing we are suppose to pretend we don’t have too much of or care too much about. Be humble even if it’s false.
We are okay with being a little proud but walking around saying we are proud is a whole other story remember- pride cometh before a fall.
Well, I am proud of myself and I think the pride I feel is healthy not egotistical. This pride I feel is helping me own who I am and what I’m about. Should I pretend not to feel good about the work I’ve created or at least pretend to be shocked when complimented? Or can I kick false humility in the ass and say thank you to myself and others.
When is it okay to just say out loud I AM PROUD OF MYSELF? It’s okay anytime! You have the right to say it.
That said, just like so many things we love or we are excited about maybe choose your audience. That doesn’t mean you can’t shout it from the rooftops- by all means, SHOUT! Just watch out for the naysayers. Sometimes, even if we just say it to ourselves it has the power to move us out of shame and guilt into more of the truth of who we really are.
So say it unashamedly!
I am proud of you for ___________!
I am proud of you for saying No!
I am proud of you for taking a risk!
I am proud of you for listening to your body!
I am proud of you for noticing a feeling!
I am proud of you for standing up for yourself!
I am proud of you for saying what you need!
I am proud of you for learning something new!
I AM PROUD OF ME FOR ___________!
This may be a hard thing for you to do. Use my list if you need it, but start somewhere and lean into love of yourself. Lean in with PRIDE!