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Celebrate yourself!

What are you doing today to celebrate Yourself? Not sure? You don’t have time? The fact I know is that the life of this world is nothing but amusement, diversion, adornment, boasting to one another and competition in increase of wealth. You can’t appreciate yourself yet because you’ve not gotten your goal? Are you too hard on yourself? Is it because of your thirst for success? Is life that too hard? You have to be extremely careful, Extremely careful because over doing it may lead to “Self hate”. You will lack self appreciation.

Learn to appreciate yourself by celebrating your small wins. Learn to give yourself credit when you accomplish something. Even small thing count. Everyone wants to be great, to be ahead of the curve, to be awesome. But I’m sure we all can agree that some days are easier than others, We all have days like these. Some days it seems everything is in our favor. Other days seems everything is working against us. The positive in all this is that both good days and bad days, good moments, not-so-good moments, contain lessons. It’s more common to learn from the bad.

Support yourself, avoid being the villain in your own story.

A friend of mine said, “because of our affinity for the good stuff, when the bad things come, we usually don’t know how to celebrate them. He said he wants to be someone who learns to appreciate the good and the not-so-good, and he realized the most reasonable way to be able to aware of his bias is to celebrate both times or celebrate NONE. As per that, he chose the latter and since then, celebration is not something he’s used to any longer.

Life is already full of so many challenges, don’t add to it by yourself. Imagine feeling hatred to your own self, just imagine, it’s worse. It is toxic. Take me: a few years back, not-so-good days would have taken over my mind completely, and I would have felt very down. But now, without trying, I’m able to focus on the positive that still surrounds me, be grateful for what I have. I’m fully aware that I still have my sad moments, and my mini ‘pity parties’ But, and it’s a big but, they don’t last long, they don’t overwhelm me and they don’t take hold of me like they used to.

Celebrating yourself is an act of self compassion because it increases self kindness and decreases self-critism. There’s a reason that when those people fly they’re instructed to put on their own oxygen mask on first. If you can’t breath you can’t help anyone including yourself. If you don’t love and celebrate yourself first, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone elses.

You youself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection – Buddha.

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them – Bruce lee.

Why waste your life in sadness when you can enjoy life of happiness, for any journey there’s bound to struggle. Dudes, life can’t always be smooth. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this life. I’m learning to love myself, its the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I want to be someone that appreciate both good days and not-so-good days. The more you love yourself, the less nonsense you’ll tolerate. Accept yourself, love yourself and keep moving forward!


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  1. Azeez Afeez

    Yeah yeahhhh. Life is too short to be unhappy, and if you don’t regularly appreciate the small wins, you will never appreciate the big wins. Another great piece, keep them coming dear. ??

  2. Mohammed

    As they use to say ” Life is short like nikka”. So why will I be unhappy with my self. Nice write up dear.

  3. Jhelhai

    Forgiving others is good, but forgiving oneself is great. It’s a reminder, nice write-up

  4. iam_zaiby

    Yeah baby the more I love my self the less nonsense I tolerate life is too short to be unhappy..keep it up dear?

  5. Degokay

    Apt, not celebrating the bad and the good didn’t mean one is not accepting it. Acceptance and celebration is not the same thing.

    There’s this thing called gratitude where you have to talk about what you’re grateful for, and be as specific as you can be. The thing is that it rewires our brain to see the good in every time, and every people, regardless who are what they are.

    Being mindful of the way we react in situations that we found ourselves is the first level of enlightenment. And I don’t think that has anything to do with not celebrating oneself.

    At the end of every milestone, every goal and every attainment, one need to calm down, praise himself/herself, fill in the gap and be still and accept that one have done the best he can do.

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