Monday, August 21, 2017

The Celebration




I get caught up very easily. I work the majority of the time. I love my work but I need to take a minute to celebrate where I am in life. A deep rooted fear of mine, is waking up in the middle of my life and not being where I really want to be or having made decisions to a life I didn't love. An even bigger fear is working so much I didn't enjoy my life. 
What is the point of all of this if we aren't having fun?! What is the point of life if I'm not celebrating each day?! What is the point of life if I'm not celebrating others?!

This week, the last week of the #BEinyourskin 31 Body Confidence Challenge, is The Celebration! The Celebration of one's self, of each other, of our accomplishments, how far we've come, how far we want to go and of ourselves now. 

Celebration and gratitude breeds more blessings. An attitude of gratitude can only bring more greatness. Looking at your life as full and abundant of friends, family, love and support can only bring more of all of those things. We may not be rich in material things but we are rich in love, light, laughs. 

We live in an incredibly tumultuous sociopolitical time. We live in a time where history is being created. We live in a time where celebrating differences and appreciating each other is not priority. I encourage you to always think how you can include activism, kindness, compassion into your daily routine. If it's smiling more, being kind, connecting more with people, it can be as simple as that. 

The last week of the challenge I'm celebrating my journey with my body image and self confidence, I'm celebrating my professional journey because I work too damn hard not too. I'm celebrating all the beautiful, incredible, powerful, dope as fuck people who take #BEinyourskin and make it better! I'm celebrating the most badass tribe of people I'm lucky enough to call my friends. I'm celebrating the #BEinyourskin project dropping this week!!! I'm celebrating the #SUMMERTIMETING Party on the 26th! There is so MANY amazing thing to celebrate.

Thank you for an incredible month! We have so much more happening!! Here is a list of this weeks The Celebration activities, that will help you celebrate you, others and help you celebrate a positive body image:

1. Gratitude 

What are you grateful for in this moment? Slow down. What in THIS moment are you grateful for? Take a minute out of the day to appreciate something new. Try this for a week and you will feel changed. Any person is a FORCE in their field, Oprah, Tony Robbins, George Lucas, all say gratitude is the key. If you can't be grateful for where you are, how can you breath more positivity and blessings into your life. It won't happen. So take a breath, what in this moment are you grateful for?

2. Celebrate Yourself

You did! You've done it! You are here, in this moment. Enjoy! BABE you are incredible. You are outstanding. Please pat yourself on the back, give yourself a hug and treat yourself. I am a big fan of treating myself. Take a moment for self care this week. Please allow yourself to have a moment for yourself. You are worth it. You are enough. Self care, be it a massage, be it a movie solo, be it sitting and watching Insecure with a cup of tea, take that moment. 

3. Celebrate Others

Celebrate the people around you who make you. Celebrate the people who encourage you, support you, cheer for you. Empower them and celebrate them. 

4. Note to Self

I think about my younger self a lot. I don't know if that says something about me but I think what my younger self needed to see when I was younger. I think would my younger self be proud of me, where I am in life. Am I fulfilling all my dreams? Write a note, a letter to your younger self. What would you say? Write a letter of what you would tell your younger self. Write about how far you've come. Write about the good and the bad. The bad for me has always been a lesson. I've always been able to be grateful for the bad. I think this is a really powerful exercise. 

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