15 Nov 5 Ways You Can Celebrate Yourself
When was the last time you celebrated yourself? Not just big moments that are considered worth celebrating but just celebrating yourself and all that you’ve done? Chances are it probably took you a while to answer that question or you came up blank. Society often sends the message that we should remain humble and not brag or celebrate ourselves too much, especially when you’re a woman of colour. Thus, learning to celebrate yourself is not something we are taught but rather something we have to learn.
Celebrating yourself shouldn’t just be reserved for the big moments and wins but the small ones too. Why? Because small wins lead to bigger ones! And when we fail to recognise even our smallest of wins, we condition ourselves not to celebrate ourselves at all. So if you’re like most women, here are 5 ways you can celebrate yourself starting today.
Get a ‘Brag Book’
Grab yourself a book or journal, you can make the journal look pretty, and write down all that you accomplish, the big and the small. Seeing what you’ve achieved on paper, can help you realise that you’ve done so much more than you give yourself credit for. This practice would give you a sense of pride, help increase your confidence and give you the motivation to achieve your other goals.
Take a rest day
First of all, please know that you don’t need to earn rest. But taking a day off from work and responsibilities to just celebrate yourself and take time for yourself is something that all of us need.
Do something that makes you happy
Life can get very busy and demanding and in that chaos, we can forget to do the things that make us happy. When celebrating yourself be sure to make time to do something you love, whether it’s visiting your favourite restaurant, going to a place you’ve been wanting to visit or spending time with the people you love, put yourself and your happiness at the centre of your celebration.
Don’t be afraid to tell people about your accomplishments
Don’t keep all your good news to yourself, whether it’s telling your friends and family or posting your achievement on your socials, share your successes. Letting other people know about your achievements is not bragging but rather allowing the people in your life to celebrate you and your achievements.
Be present in your moment
Once achieving a goal, it can be easy to shift your focus to what’s next but take the time to really soak up your moment and what you’ve accomplished. Enjoy not just the end goal but appreciate every step that it took to get you where you are now.
It can take some practice to really get in the habit of celebrating yourself and your achievements but the more you do it, the more it will become something that is part of your self-care routine. You deserve to celebrate and be celebrated, so take the time to do just that!