The habit for the month of June is ‘humble.’
We live in a world that places a high value on qualities like confidence and being unique. We encourage each other to stand out and show what we are capable of. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be confident and to be the best version of ourselves. But we must also remain humble, while trying to build the confidence in ourselves and in others.
So, what does this mean?
When we think of a humble person, we often think of someone who lacks confidence, who awkwardly brushes off compliments and acts as if all praise were undeserved. However, C.S. Lewis (the writer of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ among other books!) defined humility as “… not thinking less of yourself. It is thinking of yourself less.”
To be humble simply means to think more about others than ourselves. We’ve all been away from friends and family for some time now, so that may be difficult. But the more you try, the easier it will become!
How can we learn it, or use it?
- Show gratitude. Remember of all the things that people do to help you during your day, and all the people who you rely on.
- Recognise mistakes. We all make them, and it’s ok! Do you remember the Trying Turtle? Think of how much you learn each time you make a mistake- they really do help you learn!
Have a wonderful week everyone!