Not with false praise, but with positive action.
I’ve had a difficult couple of days, very difficult. Nonetheless I’ve managed to get out for two runs and met the objectives I set myself for this week. I haven’t done all the things I’d like to have done and I haven’t had a weekend I feel warm and fuzzy about, but I can feel proud of doing what I said I do.
I go into next week knowing I can build on success, a powerful feeling even as things are difficult.