The first thing I think about when I see “CELEBRATE” is the disco song – yes, I was a disco queen! I begin to sing it in my head and immediately begin to smile.
I have been working with an AMAZING Fierce Cheerleading (no, not the sport) Coach, Eryka Peskin for the last few months and it has helped me change my perspective on so many things. I want to share some of her wise words of wisdom. How it changed my thinking from the “Negative Nelly” to “I am AWESOME”.
I met Eryka through some mutual friends and I have participated in TWO of her virtual Celebration Challenges. Each time, I discover new things about myself while speaking abundance into my world. It is all about changing our mind set…..
When we engage in the act of celebrating something, we allow ourselves to acknowledge its importance and the goodness it brings to our lives. We mark the significance of whatever it is we’re celebrating by recognizing and acknowledging it.
When we celebrate something, we honor whatever it is we’re celebrating…and that means we honor ourselves, too!
And that’s why consistently celebrating helps us cultivate a certain mindset, a certain way of being. Because it’s one way for us to create a lifestyle where we are consistently honoring ourselves and taking note of the amazing things that happen in our lives All. The. Time.
I have learned to celebrate every day, being grateful for just waking up and speaking abundance into the universe. Did you sleep in a bed? CELEBRATE! Do you have running water? CELEBRATE! Do you have clothes and food? CELEBRATE
Seems a little too basic right? The truth is that by celebrating the basics around us we begin to appreciate the every day things in our lives. We start the day out thinking positively and seeking abundance. Okay, I can hear the grumbles already and that proverbial “BUT” that comes after everything we say we are grateful for.
I totally get that things can be rough – some may still be digging out of the 20+ inches of snow on the East Coast. Some have have health issues, a rotten job, lots of debt, a bad relationship – we all have challenges. But have you noticed that when you focus on the negative side of things, more negative things happen?
Have you ever noticed that when you focus on the positive aspect of things, you get more done?
One of the first things that I learned to celebrate was the basics in my life. I celebrate those things in my life that I often take for granted:
- I celebrate having a warm home, with a roof over my head where I can take refuge.
- I celebrate that I woke up rested and ready to conquer the day
- I celebrate that I had a great cup of coffee that warmed my insides before heading out into the cold.
It’s easy. Why don’t you try it? I actually continue this “celebration” as the day goes on when Negative Nellie stops by by taking 5 minutes to do a gratitude break. It clears my head and gets me back on the right track.
What is YOUR favorite positive mantra? OR share your celebrations with us?
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!