Time to CELEBRATE – Come On!
Sorry, I started thinking about a song and it just went.
The idea of celebrating yourself might seem . . . what . . . selfish? I hear this ALL THE TIME!
Time to stop this thinking.
Why? Because you are burning yourself out by doing things for everyone else. I already hear your voice saying, "it’s because _________ (my kids NEED me, my spouse has a lot going on, I’m really busy)."
I say this from the depths of my heart – stop burning yourself out. Everyone else will survive and thrive if you take some time for you. No more excuses!
RIGHT NOW – say, “I am going to do one small thing for myself today.”
Now, you might not know what to do, so here is a list of ideas (I’m not leaving you giving souls because you might default back to doing something for someone else):
Take a break. Maybe a little stay-cation. It might only be a 15 minute rest in a deck chair AND it needs to be a break.
Let the little kid in you go crazy. Dance, play paintball, draw, blow bubbles, or take a dance class.
Have a “celebration party” with friends.
Give yourself a social media shout out. (i.e. I have worked out for 230 days in a row, I am feeling good about myself today.)
Write yourself a gratitude letter. Name things you are grateful for in yourself.
Get creative in your workspace and put up happy pics or fancy wallpaper.
Do for yourself what you do for others. 😊
Celebrate you and a better version of yourself will appear.