Celebrate by Loving YouDec 11, 2022
Celebrate You By Loving You
When was the last time you let your mind wander and thought about what a miraculous creature you were? Do you know you we created to do something that impacts your family, community, and the world? You are so unique, with so many gifts and talents. The world is at your fingertips, and you can do and be whatever your mind can think.
Celebrate YOU! Self Celebration is celebrating the person you are now, not your future self or not the person you wish you could be. It is about accepting, encouraging, and empowering yourself at this moment. And you can celebrate who you are anytime, anywhere, and for any reason. We love to post about something good that has happened in our lives for the world to see, but to celebrate you means you have to take the time to go inside and reflect on the awesomeness that is you. We have no problem celebrating other people, but when it comes to celebrating ourselves, we find it hard to acknowledge, feel and articulate our accomplishments and success with no negativity or excuses.
Why is that, and how can we change how we think about our lives? A friend told me we must "adjust the mirror of the reflection of our lives."
Next time you are in the mirror, look deeply into your eyes. You are a reflection of power, strength, gentleness, love, and, most of all, you are a reflection of God. There's a quote by David Icke that says, "When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see the real you or what you have been conditioned to believe? Now go to a mirror and stay there a while, staring at your face, into your eyes, nose, cheeks, lips, chin, and everything you see. Now tell yourself, " I love me," at least 10x. Say it until you can look back at yourself with a smile and as the feelings emerge from the depth of your heart and soul that you love yourself. Then, as you look at the mirror reflection, tell yourself five things you love about yourself. It's a powerful yet challenging assignment that I often share "you must first love yourself unconditionally." You may not internalize the words or the feelings the first few times, but your words have power, and the more you say the words, you will begin to believe them and act on the love you have for yourself.
As we approach a new year, this is the perfect time to fall in love with yourself as never before. When you can do that, you will be a better partner, parent, employee, business owner, and community worker and be able to do all the beautiful things you were created to do with ease.
Five things you can do every day to celebrate you.
- Say positive things about yourself daily. We can be so hard on ourselves, which can reflect negatively. Use your words to empower you.
- Take a break. One of the best ways to show your mind and body that you love them is to take a break. Read a book, go for a walk, or take a nap. It is so refreshing to take a few moments for yourself.
- Add something to your everyday routine that makes you happy. It will improve your mental health, give you a fresh outlook on your day, give you more energy and increase your productivity.
- Make yourself a "Love" playlist of all the songs that make you happy.
- Treat yourself. It doesn't have to be a special occasion.
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