10 Ways to celebrate today… just ’cause!

My week in pics (and selfies!): Daybreaker event, (dancing at 7am!) Intl Women’s Day event & meeting Dr. Ginger Grant, One Red Lipstick Book Launch!, Selfie with CAPS National President Deri Latimer after listening to her speak, going to see Kinky Boots, speaking for WINGS, an amazing new women’s empowerment group.

 

10 Ways to Celebrate TODAY… just ‘cause!

This week I bought myself a lovely little bouquet of tulips. I was walking by a store I’ve never been to before, saw buckets of bouquets in various colours outside, and where I normally would have continued on my merry way, I stopped. At first I noticed all of the colours and smiled, and then continued on. A few steps down the road, I turned around and went back. Why not indulge in some for myself?!?

I remember a few years ago I told myself I wanted to buy fresh flowers every week. I’ll admit, it didn’t last very long! And although I don’t do it regularly by any means, whenever I do, it always brings me joy.

Sometimes those small acts can make a big difference.

Sometimes it’s fun to do a little something to celebrate the moment. For no other reason than just because.

I don’t think we take the time to celebrate enough. And beyond those special occasions – birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, other achievements and milestones (which I certainly love to do in a big way!) – there is reason to celebrate every day if you choose to see it that way.

Celebrate how far you’ve come. Celebrate how far you want to go. Celebrate the small wins. Celebrate just because.

Need some easy ideas of how you can celebrate today? Here you go!

 

1. Buy yourself flowers.

(I bet they will make you smile!)

2. Celebrate someone else.

Nominate someone you admire for an award. Give a random shout out. Write a friend a love note.

3. Spoil yourself.

What’s your guilty pleasure? Do you like chocolate? Ice cream? Purses? Ties? Treat yourself to a little gift… just ’cause. You deserve it!

4. Try something new.

Is there an exotic fruit you’ve always wanted to try? A new dish? A new bold colour you’d like to try on? I dare you!

5. Have a little dance party for one.

Put on Celebration, or your favourite dance song, and get a little jiggy on. Right there at your desk or wherever you may be sitting (and if you have an open concept office, or are at a coffee shop, all the better! Those around you will want to know what’s going in and will join in the celebration in no time!)

 6. Say cheers to yourself over your fave bevvy.

Be it a fancy tea, a latte, or a glass of bubbly. Indulge. Cheers!

 7. Break out the china.

Why not? Today is as good as any to create a special celebration. Or, if you’re like me and don’t have china (yet!), break out a fancy dish or a cup. Or set the table more elaborately and swanky than normal.

8. Write yourself a love letter.

As you recall, last week I wrote a letter to my younger self. You can try that, or you can write a letter to yourself as you are today. Let yourself know how amazing you are!

9. Write a list of your celebrations.

When was the last time you listed out all of your accomplishments and achievements? You can look back over your year, or go as far back as you want… chances are you’ll be surprised and pretty darn proud of how far you’ve come and all you’ve done.

10. Take someone (or yourself!) out on a date.

I’ve done this on more than one occasion. And although the first few times I felt a little self-conscious about it, I actually really enjoy it! It makes me feel confident and strong.

 

So, how are YOU going to celebrate today?

There are reasons to celebrate every day if you choose to see them. So why not break out the china, just ‘cause? (Click to tweet it out!)

 Have a FAB week!

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How are you going to choose to celebrate today? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

 

 

 

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Carol Schulte

Carol is a published author, has been featured in numerous magazines and podcasts, and is a returning guest expert on Rogers TV. Having lived and worked in 16 countries including Ashrams in India and vans in New Zealand, rocked dreadlocks in Thailand and shaved her head for breast cancer, she certainly walks her talk and brings a global perspective to all she does. When she’s not traveling or speaking on stage, you can find her volunteering as a bereavement facilitator, training for her next triathlon, or practicing her serious carpool karaoke game.

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