Hello fabulous you!!! – Happy Sunday. Hope you’re well and feeling great!!!
Today I’m sharing an article I wrote for The Inspired Guide magazine and –
I have a question for you – are you celebrating your fabulous self?
Are you living each day fired up about the possibilities that lie ahead for you?
Are you living your life NOW, or are you waiting for when you reach the top of the mountain? For when you get that promotion. Lose 50 pounds. Meet that special someone. Start your own business…Are you busy rushing about on the gogogo forgetting yourself along the way?
If you’re not celebrating your journey along the way you’re missing out on your life.
When you celebrate yourself, you’re being a participant in your own experience, you’re showing up for yourself, you’re honoring your own actions. My health is important to me, and every day when I step off that elliptical machine I say ‘thank you’ and I’ll shout out a big ‘YES’ that’s my celebration of myself. I DID IT, YEAHHH!!! I FEEL SO GREAT!!! I know that 20 minutes of elliptical exercise is not a big deal, but it is for me, and every time I acknowledge my accomplishment, I’m empowering myself. It fills me with happiness, I feel proud of myself. I took a step towards keeping myself healthy, and celebrating it motivates me to want to do it again the next day.
I’m writing this to invite you to pay attention to those everyday little accomplishments. I’m inviting you to remember yourself, you are important, you are magnificent, you’re doing the best you can and that is worthy of celebration. Keep your eye on the prize, stay focused on your dreams and goals but, the deliciousness of your life doesn’t lie in the big things only, it’s also found in the little everyday steps that you take towards the big goals. In those moments that when looking at it create joy and bliss and happiness, and fills you with a feeling of being proud of yourself. You can find them when you live with that intention and stop and celebrate yourself along the way.
What you can do:
- First thing every morning give thanks for your life, acknowledge the sacredness of your being. It only takes a minute, but for me, this puts me into a higher vibrational state and fills me with abundance of joy. It also puts me in a positive mindset and I look forward to getting things done that day.
- List your achievements daily or weekly, and go over them. Keeping track of your accomplishments, seeing them written out on paper, is a great motivator.
- Acknowledge yourself throughout the day and give yourself a high five, a gold star, as you go along. When you take the time to acknowledge the little actions you took towards your goals, they get repeated. The law of attraction states that what you focus on grows.
- Reward yourself with something physical. Get a massage. Have lunch in the park. Buy yourself a little present.
So, whether you cleared out ten or fifty emails from your inbox, started to put together your resume, cleaned out a drawer in the kitchen cabinet or you actually cooked a meal for yourself…these everyday big or little accomplishments, need to be acknowledged. Celebrating yourself along the way will empower you, motivate you and fill you with greater self-confidence. When you celebrate yourself along the way it reminds you that you’re successful, you can do it, and let’s not forget happiness, you will feel happiness.
So, I invite you today to start to celebrate your fabulous self. Don’t wait to reach the top of the mountain. Start to look at yourself in a new way now. Commit to yourself, recognize your accomplishments, make it a habit to reward yourself and celebrate yourself. And the thing is that you don’t really even need a reason to celebrate yourself – celebrate yourself just for the simple reason that you exist and this is your life.
Your every day is a gift meant to be lived, celebrate every step of the way.
Are you celebrating your daily successes, I’d love to know.
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday & week ahead & blessings!
First published in The Inspired Guide magazine, March 2021
COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2021