When was the last time you paused and had a deep self-reflection? When was the last time that you patted yourself on the back? When was the last time you celebrated and rewarded yourself? If you have to think very deep, then this read is definitely for you.
If no one has told you this. You don’t need a special occasion or grand accomplishment to celebrate yourself. Celebrating yourself should be a positive reinforcement for just being you.
We all know how parents often reward their kids for ending the quarter/ semester with good grades. This type of reward is what I call a CHOICE. The reason being that though, it’s good to reward our kids from time to time but as a parent, you have the power to decide when and when not to reward a behavior.
Celebrating yourself is considered a MUST in my books and not a CHOICE. – Vera Yanney
Here, I’d share with you how I celebrated myself just recently and just because I am awesome.
I am very big on saving my coins. Though, I love to look good, take care of myself, etc! But I try to be smart about my spending especially during this quarantine period when one can go overboard with spending. I woke up this beautiful morning, feeling the need to gift myself with an expensive reward because I was worthy of being celebrated. So what I did was, I placed an order for an expensive gift I believe i deserved.
If you asked me a week before that purchase, what my plans were for the following week. I would have never mentioned rewarding myself that gift. And I guarantee you, I was filled with gratitude, being able to do that without feeling guilty made me feel really good and proud of myself.
I say this to say never to feel guilty for having physical rewards if that’s how you choose to celebrate yourself. Of course it’s good to budget but hey, celebrating yourself shouldn’t be on a budget.
Reminds you to be grateful,
It increases your confidence,
It builds momentum and motivation.
It reminds you of how powerful you are
It unleashes that boss that’s in you.
How Should you Celebrate Yourself?
- Buy that expensive gift you’ve been admiring. You don’t need a special holiday to spoil yourself.
- Give yourself a social media shout out
- Affirm yourself
- Start working on a plan to travel to another country on a girls’ trip.
- Be kind and gracious to yourself
- Treat yourself to facials, the spa, etc
- Acknowledge your small wins because they are still WINS!!!
- Start a joyful ritual ( Happy hours Sunday, bubble bath Tuesday, etc)
Do to yourself as you might do for others. Do not deprive yourself of happiness all in the name of continuous self-improvement and striving for excellence. This will only physically and mentally exhaust you.
Without further Ado!!! Go celebrate yourself, sis !!!!
See you on my next blog post.