We all need to celebrate our success. No matter how small or big that success is. It’s your success. As much as we need to learn to celebrate in our own thoughts, it’s so much more fun when you can celebrate with others. However, not everyone will want to celebrate with you.
Surround yourself with those who believe in you and encourage you. I like to call them cheerleaders in your back pocket. They’re the people who will be there when times are tough. But they’re also the ones who will celebrate with you.
Celebrating accomplishments is so important on your journey to be the best you. Why? Because it reminds you of how great you are. Yes! You are great! And don’t you forget that. By celebrating your accomplishments you are reinforcing a positive attitude. Which brings us back to how a positive attitude is the foundation to being the best you, you know how.
Scientifically speaking, celebrating releases endorphins into your body. Endorphins are the chemicals responsible for triggering a positive feeling into your body. They’re the ones that make you feel good. And you deserve to feel good!
If you have to, start small by saying, “Ya, I am proud of myself.” The more you do it, the better you’ll get at it. You’re probably really good at celebrating others aren’t you? Do you like to make someone feel better? Imagine how much more you can help others if you felt just as good.
Go ahead and celebrate. Celebrate that you are working towards being the best you!
be real. Last week we talked about compassion and how to give the gift of
kindness when we make mistakes. Before that you were reminded to give the gift
of health. And, we started the month off with self-love. But, if we’re being
honest, we truly know that we can’t love everything about ourselves. However,
we need to accept who we are and how we live. Accept who you are. And if you
don’t like something, then change it! However, if you don’t change it, accept
was blunt wasn’t it? But it’s true. You’re the only person you have to live
with. Sometimes I like to think of it as a job. You don’t have to like everyone
you work with, you just need to play the course and work with them. You accept
them. Like them or hate them, you still accept them for who they are.
are going to be things you love about yourself. Especially when you transform
your thoughts and actions, and actually stick to them. You are being the best
you, you know how. However, as life has it, you will still do things you don’t
like. By accepting those actions, you’re validating that you did them.
brings us back to week three, when you learned to give yourself breathing room.
You are simply acknowledging who you are. You accept the good and the bad.
how does this help you be the best you? Self-acceptance allows you to be your
true self. This is a journey to understanding who you truly are. Through all
those bad moments, there are good moments. Accepting who you are, allows you to
embrace all that you are, and acknowledging that there are some things you can
change, for the better.
Today is World Radio Day. A day that sums
up my last 27 years. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been on the radio for 27
years. I've told you my story before on how I got into radio. Read it HERE. But what I want to know is, what does radio mean to you?
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Do you remember listening to the radio when
you were a kid? Maybe it was a countdown show in the evening. You had your
cassette ready to hit record once the radio announcer stopped talking – but yet
they could talk until the first word in the song… how did they know how to do
that you would ask.
It’s funny how radio changes in importance
to you the older you get. From hearing your favourite song on the radio to it
being a daily part of your life. Like when you’re driving to work and you’re
listening to the hosts on the radio talk, just like they’re in your car having
coffee with you. You feel like you’re a part of the conversation. You laugh out
loud or even talk to the radio in your car – and realize you’re alone in your
car carrying on a conversation with the radio station. Sometimes you’ll feel
the urge to call in and share your story, or text them just to have your two
bits. Sometimes you don’t and just listen to what everyone else has to say.
Then there’s that time when you need the
radio to survive. Whether it’s there to keep you company while you work or
while you’re driving. When you hear that song that either helps you through a
tough situation, cheers your up or is the story of your life, Radio is there to
help. Maybe you’re driving that lonely highway and the only one keeping you
company is the person on the radio. Or… that time when there’s a state of emergency flood and you need to know what’s happening.
That’s what I love about radio. It’s the
power of having a friend when you need it. The power of having music to lift
you. And the power of knowing what’s happening now. Thank you for being here
day in and day out.
Earlier this month you gave yourself permission to
indulge in self-love. I hope you have and realize you’re worth it. However,
sometimes you’ll find that judging or punishing yourself creeps in. You might
start to hear that voice in your head that criticizes your thoughts or actions
for every mistake you make.
Just as you show compassion for others, it’s time to
gift yourself with a little compassion. Self-doubt can create anxiety,
depression and stress. If this starts to happen, you’ll need to bring yourself
back to your positive thoughts and focus on being optimistic. Both skills you
learned in week one and two.
Treat yourself with the same kindness you would
towards other people. This is where you will learn how to support yourself by
being kind to yourself.
We all make mistakes. Sometimes we say things we
shouldn’t have said. I’ve said things I shouldn’t have said. These are all
natural reactions. Sometimes you say things that aren’t nice about someone who
has done you wrong in the past. Let’s be clear, it’s not okay to do that. But
it’s also not okay to beat yourself up about it. When we make a wrong decision we
need to find a way to be compassionate towards our actions. Not make our actions
okay, or acceptable, but to learn from them. If I’m being honest, I too
struggle with this one. This is something I continue to work on.
Self-compassion will help you when you’re faced with
life struggles or in confrontational situations. With self-compassion you’ll
learn to respond with kindness instead of self-judgement.
This month, it’s about focusing on
love. You know the saying, “You can’t take care of anyone else if you don’t
take care of yourself first.” Last week we talked about giving the gift of
self-love. You were asked to do something to replenish the energy that you’re
giving away. This week we’ll focus on your energy.
Give yourself the gift of good health.
A strong foundation for a good health is the ability to move and the ability to
have energy to move. Take a look at how you treat your body. Really look at
what you feed into your body and how your body reacts to what you’re putting
into it. Don’t panic. I’m not talking about taking away your sweet treats or
(my favourite) salty treats. I’m just asking you to take a good look at what
you’re feeding into your body on a daily basis. Only you will know if you’re
eating healthy. In order to be the best you, you must look at what fuels your
Now may be a good time to look at how
you are fuelling your energy. Without sounding like a nag, I’m trying to remind
you that in order to be the best you, you need to be healthy. Proper nutrition
puts you in a better headspace. Gut health speaks volumes in promoting a better
day. And of course, when you have a better day, so does everyone around you.
Here's a few links to websites
that I use for my family to creating healthier meals. I’ve also added a
downloadable PDF for meal planning HERE.