Make sure that your to-do list includes a task to celebrate you.
Don’t let someone else make you feel less than you are because you are not. You are unique and special, and worth celebrating. Take joy in the fact that you have been made so.
Normally when someone puts us down or makes us feel less than we are, they lack self-esteem. Their own self-worth, or lack of it, leaves them feeling wanting, and they need others to feel the same way, so they are not alone in their sorrow.
When we recognize this, they can have no impact on us. Be confident in who you are. If your self-esteem is low, remind yourself whose spiritual daughter or son you are. You have been created with a purpose and love.
We all have special gifts or talents to bring to the world. When you share yours, you are connected and cannot be anything but joyful. Take time to celebrate your successes and the person you are. If you don’t like who you are, you can always change it.
Take some time to think about what makes you unique and special. If you get stuck, ask someone you trust. They will tell you Sometimes, we can easily find our faults, but those who know us and love us see past those. They see the things that make us special.
Nobody has to know you are taking time to celebrate yourself. If you have done something nice, give yourself a little pat on the back and keep going. We don’t have to make others aware of our kindness; they will see it naturally.
Day in and day out, you work hard, and each day passes. When you don’t find a bit of joy in what you do, perhaps you need to ask yourself why. Did you work hard and put in the effort? Have you helped someone else, even in the smallest of ways? Usually, the answer is yes, and you don’t realize it.
The problem many people have is that they feel like they are being too proud when they celebrate their achievements. Celebrating you does not mean you have to host a parade or even a party. It means taking time to acknowledge what is good and saying ‘good job’ or ‘well done’ to yourself, and then moving on.
Another way to see the good in ourselves is to look at the traits we like in those closest to us. Usually, we hold the same traits as our most trusted friends. Would you celebrate them for their kindness and loving ways? If the answer is yes, know that you deserve the same.
Never forget that you are beautiful. It has nothing to do with your looks and everything to do with your spirit. It is what’s on the inside that counts. Don’t let yourself ever forget this.
Do something nice for yourself. Get a massage, take yourself out for dinner, buy a new book, visit a friend, etc. Do something that brings you joy. When we say thank you to ourselves and like and celebrate what we’ve done, subconsciously, we want to do more of the same.
You are worth celebrating. Make sure you take a few moments each week, if not daily, to recognize this. Go ahead, celebrate you.
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