Celebrate Yourself!

You are Amazing!! Take a moment to celebrate yourself! You deserve it! It’s almost become normal to punish ourselves while we’re in pursuit of our goals with negative thoughts like “I’m not there yet” or “It’s not perfect”. We need to flip the script on those self-defeating thoughts and learn to celebrate the small wins.
Take a moment right now, celebrate how far you’ve come. You are doing an awesome job at life (even if you don’t feel like it). Stop waiting for the major monthly holidays and learn to celebrate yourself daily.

I love this quote by Oprah Winfrey: “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

The reality is that we live in a fast-paced world. We are taught that “accomplishment” means getting as much done in a day as you possibly can. However, too many of us don’t take the time to reflect on our accomplishments. When was the last time that you stopped and took a moment to celebrate and reward yourself? If you struggle with this notion, you aren’t alone.

How Can You Celebrate Yourself Everyday?

*Look at your daily accomplishments
*Focus on your achievements
*Be grateful for everything in your life
*Have physical rewards for things you have done well
*Look at your inner strengths
*Identify ways you are accomplishing your purpose
*Find joy with the best moments of your day
*See what goals you have achieved

Commit to celebrating who you are and loving yourself. Make this a habit everyday with the things you accomplish. However, you don’t need a reason or something you have done to celebrate. Instead, celebrate you for being you.

Here are 3 reasons why it’s important to celebrate yourself every day:

1. It Reminds Us To Enjoy the Journey
If you are constantly doing and not being, you will miss out on all the beautiful moments in life. Oftentimes, we take life too seriously and we become so attached to the final outcome that we forget to enjoy the journey. It’s great to be ambitious; however the key is to develop a mindset that allows you to pursue big things in life, without sacrificing the small things that make life worth living.

Take a moment every day, stop what you are doing, celebrate, and savour the moment. Life is not a race. When you learn to find joy in the journey, the destination feels all the more worthwhile. When is the last time that you stopped to ‘smell the roses’, so to speak?

2. It Reminds Us To Be Grateful
Gratitude is the key to living a happy and fulfilled life. It is one of the greatest gifts that we can give to ourselves. Celebrating yourself means taking the time to be genuinely grateful for your life. Unfortunately, it is easy to lose touch with gratitude. A lot of people are so focused on celebrating the highs of life, that they tend to lose sight of the small things in life that bring them the most joy. Celebrating your life every day is a way to develop an attitude of gratitude that can shift your entire perspective on life.

3. It Increases Our Confidence
Many of us have limiting beliefs about ourselves in at least one area of our lives, which results in a decrease in confidence. The more that you celebrate yourself, the more your confidence raises. When you do so, you are telling the Universe that you are unstoppable, which in turn, attracts more positive energy into your life. Not only that, but when you radiate confidence, it inspires others to be confident as well. Don’t ever hold back. Be proud of who you are and what you have accomplished. You step into your power when you are able to master this skill. Are you ready to own your amazingness?

Today is a great day to start honoring YOU and all of your awesomeness. Celebrating yourself doesn’t always have to be extravagant. You can keep it simple or go as elaborate as you like as long as it’s sacred to you.

Here are a few ways to celebrate you:

*Dress up! Wear your favorite sundress or go buy a new one
*Buy yourself a beautiful bouquet of flowers with balloons
*Treat yourself to a fancy dinner and have dessert
*Write yourself a love letter
*Take a nap
*Have a selfie photo shoot
*Take a day trip to your favorite venue
*Get out in nature or go to the beach
*Treat yourself to a beauty ritual or shampoo/blowout
*Have a glass of your favorite wine
*Invite a few close friends over for a BBQ and/or pool party

Celebrate you today and every day. When you take time every day to acknowledge the little actions that you are taking towards the achievement of your goals, you strengthen those actions. In what ways can you acknowledge yourself today? Take a moment and think about what you have accomplished. To love yourself means to celebrate the very existence of who you are. Hold yourself in high regard. You deserve it.