You’re doing a great job today; I appreciate you! It’s nice to hear, isn’t it? Well, today is National Compliment Day, and you can celebrate by passing along a pleasant gesture because everyone loves receiving praise.
How to Celebrate
National Compliment Day is held every year on January 24 and celebrating couldn’t be any easier—just give someone a commendation! It could be a family member, a friend, a coworker or even a stranger.
There are no rules on how best to pay tribute on National Compliment Day; you can tell someone directly, leave them a note or even send them a pleasant email. Just make sure you mean what you say because insincere compliments can have the opposite effect of what you intended.
Why Are Compliments So Important?
Accolades aren’t just empty words; they can stick with you throughout the day and improve your mood. They’re important for several reasons:
- Motivation: when someone says you’re doing a great job; you don’t just accept it and rest on your laurels. A compliment is a motivator, further increasing your productivity and eagerness to please.
- Happiness: you never know when someone is going through a difficult time. When you give kudos, the recipient feels better, you feel better and people around you also feel better.
- Positivity: positivity is simply infectious. In the workplace, it leads to happier employees who are more likely to go above and beyond on the task at hand, to help a team member, the possibilities are endless.
How We Can Help
Knowing how to give a good compliment can make you an effective leader by spreading happiness and productivity to the rest of your team.
In honor of National Compliment Day, we want to say, you’re doing a great job and keep up the good work!