Improving Humility

Improving Humility

Sharing our successes may be fun, but it is sometimes associated with higher expectations we have of ourselves, which may ultimately affect our wellbeing negatively. An alternative to it is practicing humility, which is linked to lower stress-levels and enhanced wellbeing. We can enhance our wellbeing by following a PROVE humility workbook guidelines, which are structured around the following steps:

P – Pick a time when you weren’t humble

R – Remember the place of your abilities and achievements within the big picture

O – Open yourself and be adaptable

V – Value all things to lower self-focus

E -Examine your limitations and commit to a humble lifestyle

In addition to this, you can try other activities, such as drawing humility, identifying pop references associated with humility, watching movies about people who are humble, reading biographies of people known to be humble.


Lavelock, C. R., Worthington, E. L., Davis, D. E., Griffin, B. J., Reid, C. A., Hook, J. N., & Van Tongeren, D. R. (2014). The quiet virtue speaks: an intervention to promote humility. Journal of Psychology & Theology42(1), 99–110.

Have you tried this activity? If so, please share your experience.