positivity, praise + your partner

Life can get chaotic at times and it's essential to take a step back, be present and positively praise the hard work of all those special people in our lives.

Think about the last time someone genuinely complimented you or acknowledged your hard work.

It could have been that your manager recognized your devotedness to a recent project or maybe a dear friend noticed your tedious efforts to be more mindful with your days. Regardless, on how big or small the compliment was, you were credited for your efforts and it felt pretty amazing, right? So why don't we take this practice and put it into play in our everyday lives, especially for our partners who may not realize how proud and pleased we are with their latest ventures.

Photo Credit:  Folk + Follow

Photo Credit: Folk + Follow

Praise him/her. Acknowledge when you know your person has been working hard on something.

It's those simple, thoughtful words that can help inspire our partners and encourage them to become their best selves, which ultimately helps us live our life to the fullest together with one another. 

"Those new cabinets in the kitchen are looking great, babe! I love them and I love you." 

"I'm so proud of your dedication to your studies lately - you amaze me and I promise all your late nights are going to pay off."

Be vocal. Leave notes in the car. It sounds cheesy written out, but whatever it may be that your partner is hard at work with, recognize it! Get creative and have fun with it.

Use enthusiasm and eye contact. It shows your authenticity and sincerity. 

Portray confidence. When you are confident while admiring your partner, he/she will more likely believe your words and therefore become more self-assured about his/her work moving forward.

Photo Credit:  Folk + Follow

Photo Credit: Folk + Follow

Now, let's not forget about those other extraordinary beings in our lives. In fact, not only does this tactic apply to our significant other, but this is something that can be applied to all of our beautiful relationships - co-workers, family members, even our furry friends :)