In this episode you will learn:
- How celebrating yourself positively impacts your life.
- Why it is so hard for women to celebrate themselves.
- Practical ways to embrace yourself and your accomplishments with pride.
Hello and Welcome! I am Lori Lander, life and personal growth coach for women and founder of a 501c3 nonprofit for girls called Girls in the Know and I am so glad that you are tuning in today.
Before we dive in, I have a question for you.
When was the last time you celebrated yourself? Think about that question for a moment.
Do you take time out to celebrate yourself and your small wins?
Celebrating yourself daily is super important!
When you take pause to acknowledge and reflect on your accomplishments it reminds you to focus on the good stuff in life and allows you the space to practice gratitude. I like to call it savoring the moment. I also believe that when you take time to celebrate this boosts your confidence and your morale and can help with motivation and encouragement.
I talk about this a lot with my clients and I have found this can be especially hard for women.
ANd there are a couple of reasons why it is so hard.
I have found that one issue that keeps many women from doing this is their never-ending to-do list. When you complete one thing you immediately move on to the next thing on your daily to-do list without taking a moment to reflect on what you have just accomplished. The hard part about this is when you’re constantly looking at the next thing to take care of without taking a moment to pause and celebrate what you have already accomplished, you open yourself up to feeling depleted and eventually burn out completely.
I also believe the reason why so many women do not take a moment to celebrate themselves and their successes are because many of us have been raised to believe that if we acknowledge or talk about our accomplishments it may come across as being boastful or arrogant. So many women are uncomfortable with the thought of self-praise in fear of coming across as bragging, even when the only person we are bragging to is ourselves. This runs deep And this discomfort can stop us from practicing self-praise.
But here is the good news.
There are ways to help you move past these uncomfortable feelings and allow yourself to embrace your accomplishments with pride. For example, the next time you achieve something no matter how small, simply pause and say to yourself “great job” or “I am so proud of myself”. You could reward yourself with a little something whether it be a new pair of yoga pants or a caramel macchiato from Starbucks. You could also sit in silence for a few minutes and embrace how good you feel in that moment as you practice lots of self-love. Do whatever fills you up. That is what is most important.
So I encourage you to take pause today and celebrate yourself or a recent accomplishment and then come back and post in the comments below so we can celebrate along with you!
I also want to encourage you to join The Female Empowerment Community private Facebook Group if you have not done so already. This is where we as women all come together and share inspirational insight, support, encouragement, and empowering tips and strategies to help you thrive in your life. You can click on the link below this video to join or visit facebook.com/groups/TheFemaleEmpowermentCommunity
I hope you found value in today’s episode.
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead and I look forward to seeing you back here again next week.
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I’m in the living room of my secondary home, which is now my son’s, but I can visit him whenever I like and he enjoys having me as much as I love being here! What a blessing … and what an accomplishment, to have such a loving two-way relationship with my adult son. I’m proud of that, and I’m proud of myself. The funny thing is that when I began to write this comment, I was going to celebrate my gift of choosing decorative touches that reflect myself and my personality, like the large picture on the wall of a 1909-or-so Anne of Green Gables, white dress, dark belt, straw hat, standing on the beach. I love it and I picked it up at a thrift store, framed and all! Stopping to take a moment, I celebrate myself two ways.
What wonderful ways to celebrate yourself! Thank you so much for sharing Carla.