The importance of celebrating yourself this month of love

Life is too short to not take time to celebrate yourself. It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life to the point where we overlook celebrating the little things in life. There’s no need to wait for someone else to celebrate or show you love this month of love. Often, we forget to invest in ourselves, not realising the most important relationship you’ll ever have is with yourself. Here’s why it’s important to celebrate yourself.

Encouraging inner happiness

Celebrating who you are not only makes you feel good inside, but it reflects on the outside, too. It’s important to prioritise yourself and your happiness above anyone else’s. Looking to other people for this isn’t a lasting solutions because people leave and situations change. Finding happiness from within is the only way to create lasting fulfilment, joy, creativity and contentment in the present moment.


Self-love is the complete acceptance of who, and what you are by showing appreciation and  affirmation. It’s the unconditional support, self-care, and compassion you give yourself that leads to good health, great self-esteem, happiness, balance, and well-being. It’s important to love yourself because it allows you to love others and show them compassion.

Remember, no one is perfect, so we’ve got to love and accept ourselves with our flaws. Waiting to have the perfect job, body, relationship, or bank account to feel good about yourself isn’t going to help. Embrace and love all the parts of yourself, even those you may feel ashamed or scared of.

Increased confidence

Confidence is believing in yourself, feeling comfortable with your true self, and knowing your worth. Confidence is attractive and can help you connect better with others, and have a more positive outlook on life. The more confident you become, the better able you’ll be to believe in yourself and go for the things you want.

How to show yourself love this month

Self-love takes a lot of practice. It’s not as simple as waking up one day and deciding to love yourself unconditionally. Like any other habit, you’ll need to do it repeatedly. Here are some ways you can show yourself love and become your biggest support:

Create a piece of art – You might not be the creative type, but creating art through painting, drawing, photography or even writing can be a great way to express yourself.

Unplug – Turn off your phone, TV, and computer so that you can be alone with your thoughts. This will help you clear your head and gain some perspective.

Treat Yourself – Make it a point to treat yourself to something you’ve always wanted, without feeling guilty. You work hard for everyone in your life, you deserve to spoil yourself.

Create a list of life goals – This is not about checking off the boxes on your list and putting pressure on yourself,  but it’s more about allowing yourself to go beyond what you thought you could.

Cultivating self-love is as important as developing any other value or skill. However, it’s not always easy. Some days you may feel like finding your confidence and showing yourself love is a huge challenge, but eventually you’ll get it right. Don’t give up.

Remember, if you or a friend need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Message, a Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657)