We’re at Week 3 of Celebrate Yourself, where we’re reflecting on our accomplishments, and making time to let the wins sink in. This module is about putting ourselves into the habit of making space for the positives that we have brought into our lives, and reinforcing that rewarding feeling that we get when we accomplish something for ourselves.
Last week, I talked you through some of the blocks that would stop you from Celebrating Yourself, and how to get past them. Those blocks need to get unblocked, so get on it Queen. You know why? Because Celebrating Yourself is by far one of the most important, rewarding things that you can do for yourself.
You see, Celebrating Yourself is an act of courage, where you now start to feel the difference between surviving and thriving. That role is one that you need to step into with honesty, transparency, and humility. It’s not the role of a perfectionist, of a people-pleaser, or of someone who is looking for validation. The thriver is a Queen that is willing to fail in order to succeed, willing to look at ALL experiences and find lessons and learn from them in order to keep growing. The thriver takes steps to get to where they want to be. The thriver chooses herself, DAILY and knows her missteps paved the way to her becoming the Queen she is today. She can also understand that this success today does not mean success tomorrow. It simply means that she continues to strive to do better and to work towards building her dream future.
A thriver acknowledges and Celebrates the wins for what they are, which are wins in the face of multiple set-backs, challenges, and hardships.
By daring to step out and Celebrate Yourself, you are that courageous thriver that can acknowledge both your imperfections and your strengths and still love yourself.
A thriver is… OK, you get it right? (I hope so because I could go on and on and on and oooooon…)
Queen, create a mantra and remind yourself that every step of your journey lead you to a place where you can thrive, something like…
I embrace my past, because without it, I would not have been here today. I know I am not perfect and sometimes I have not had the results I expected, but today I am a step closer to the Queen I wish to become. I do not know what tomorrow will hold, but whatever it brings, I know I will handle it and in the meantime, I choose to Celebrate!
When you take time to revel in your own accomplishments, and Celebrate them publicly, you’re letting yourself and the world know that you CAN get things done. You CAN set your mind to something, no matter how big or small, you CAN take the steps you need to take to make your vision a reality, and you CAN overcome. There is only one thing more important than letting the world know, and that is really letting yourself know. Really just proving what you are capable of to yourself. That knowledge is beyond empowering. Take it from someone who has walked away from not one but two abusive relationships.
Most of all, you’re letting yourself know that in those times you haven’t had the results you wanted, or hoped for, there is no shame or guilt or resentment. These times have, whether you liked going through them or not, brought you here today. There might be setbacks in your future, and that’s okay as well. You will address these when you get to them. The journey is worth savouring, so right now, you’re openly and honestly Celebrating Yourself because you deserve to.
Your story is inspirational, and it is one that is filled with so many Celebration-worthy events. When you’re evaluating what you would like to Celebrate, and why, have compassion and empathy with yourself. You are only human, and like the rest of us, you have to figure things out as you go. You’re on your way to living the life that you have designed. Your present self is making deposits into your future self, so be patient, be understanding and know that you won’t always get it right. But regardless, YOU ARE ALWAYS WORTH CELEBRATING!
Celebrating Yourself is your gift to you. It’s a way that you can choose to live your life, focusing on the plenty and abundant, and making yourself proud through the better of times, and the rougher patches.
And hey, you know what? When the Celebration mindset truly switches on, you won’t turn back. You’ll thank me when you’re 70 and sipping on your favourite cocktail, still relishing the successes that each day gives you.
All right Queen, with that being said, you got this. Go out there and Celebrate Yourself!
Fix your crown.