I recently came across this concept and I absolutely fell in love with it…
It’s the concept of creating your own day. What I mean is, other than your birthday, what day do you use to celebrate YOU? I have found that my birthday, as enjoyable as it is, is never really just about me – not in a bad way, but it involves celebrations, dinners, and very often I have to work. So when I came across this concept I immediately latched onto it.
Here’s the thought…Make a day your own. Create a celebration of you and spend time doing whatever it is that sets your soul on fire. If it’s being alone, then do that, if you prefer to be with friends or family, do that. Ultimately the goal is to take a day to reflect on where you are in your life, what you’ve accomplished, how you feel about yourself, what you are grateful for and so on. My theory (I haven’t actually tried it yet) is that I will feel rejuvenated, I will find it easier to handle stresses, challenges, disappointments and it will reaffirm why I love my life. I know, no matter what, there are always things that aren’t the best that are happening in our lives, but when you start to look at how things are happening FOR you and not TO you, it can change your perspective.
I haven’t decided the date I am going to celebrate my day, but I’ll give you some ideas of what I love to do so that maybe you can come up with some of your own or use some of mine:
It may seem silly, but if there is something I can do to help in the self care department or something that will help me remember that I am important and that ME taking care of ME doesn’t have to mean neglecting anyone else. in fact, it is necessary to take care of me, so that I CAN take care of others.
What do you think about this concept? Are you on board?
My birthday is February and I hate that I can’t do a lot of the things I love because the weather is usually cold, so I will probably plan MICHELLE DAY for a day in the spring or summer…stay tuned! I’ll post some pics 🙂
you can shop some coats similar to the one I’m wearing by clicking the links below…