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Celebrate yourself – even if nobody else does

Since starting a blog, I’ve truly learnt the value of championing yourself. Of celebrating your own achievements and not being afraid to share them with the world – however small. I think this may be through the uprising of self-care and self-love which clearly teaches you that you are worthy and we should love ourselves no matter what.

In my “real” life (I put real in quotation marks because my blog and my online business is very much my real life but you know, just for technicalities), nobody is really interested in my blog. I don’t get any form of encouragement or support from my parents or my boyfriend. I know that sounds terribly sad and sometimes you know, it does make me feel a little down but obviously we can’t force someone to be interested in something they’re not. Does my dad want to read a hair product review? (He’s bald) No, probably not.

Twitter is my go-to for sharing my achievements. I’ve built up a wonderful following on Twitter since starting my blog and talk to like-minded bloggers daily. For someone who’s relatively isolated and sometimes lonely, Twitter is a fantastic place. I have no qualms about sharing my milestones, achievements and opportunities I’ve received. It’s my Twitter after all, I can post what I want and why wouldn’t I want to share these things that make me proud of myself?

You could argue that I’m seeking validation and praise from the good folk of Twitter because I don’t receive it in my “real” life. I’m not. I’ve made friends on Twitter and you know what friends do? They support and congratulate you when things go your way. I never expect any praise for things but when I receive it, it’s a lovely little boost. If anything, I’m sharing my accomplishments for me. I want the world to see what I’ve done. Whether they reply or not, I don’t really mind. But I have something to offer.

What I’m trying to say is that I truly believe we should champion ourselves every single day. If you’ve hit a milestone that you’re proud of, share it. Even if it seems tiny and insignificant – it’s not. If it’s something you’ve worked hard for, it’ll never be insignificant. And speaking blogging specific here, we all started somewhere. We all worked / are working / will work up to that first 100 followers. The first 500. The first 1,000. It doesn’t really matter what anyone else is doing.

So whilst some of us have people at home who celebrate the fact we even breathe, some of us don’t. On an average day, I don’t really mind that my blog and my online business is kept entirely separately to everything else. Even though I’m self-employed and it’s my actual job and my way to make money. I have an amazing support system on Twitter and before anyone starts, yes, online friends are real friends!

Self-love doesn’t only mean drinking enough water, going for walks and having a Lush bubble bath. Self-love means being proud of ourselves, noticing when we’ve achieved something great (even if it doesn’t sound great to someone else) and being our own number 1 fan. Because if you don’t support and encourage yourself, then what’s the point? You deserve to share your achievements with the world. So if you’ve achieved something you’re proud of I urge you to:

  • Write it down in a diary / calendar to mark the date
  • Treat yourself to a take away / bubble bath / new book / cake
  • Buy yourself some flowers
  • Have a nap
  • Have a break and read your book
  • Dance around your room
  • Let off a firework / party-popper
  • Whatever the heck you want to do in order to celebrate you!

My homework for you is to share something that you’re proud of. An milestone you’ve hit or a goal you’ve achieved  – anything that you’re proud of. Champion yourself in the comments below and I can’t wait to read all your answers!

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Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.

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  4. I’m lucky because my family always support my blog but it’s still so important to recognise what your achieving yourself and be proud of that

    1. It really is. My family support what I do but they don’t particularly care haha

  5. Awesome post – I know I’m guilty of not shouting out about and recognising my own achievements. I’m most proud of beating my anxiety to a) pass my driving test, a feat that seemed impossible only a few years ago and b) walk down the aisle and get married, genuinely thought about doing a runner the minute the doors to the service room opened and I saw everyone looking at me. But I did it!

    1. Oh gosh the thought of walking down an aisle makes me wanna hurl! I couldn’t bear all those people looking at me! I’d love to start driving properly again. I have my license but anxiety really stopped me from driving. Congrats to you – those are amazing achievements xxx

  6. I totally agree. We can often be our own worst critics but we forget to offer the praise that should be the flip side. Being proud of any achievement is a big deal and not something that should be dismissed. Thanks for another great article!

    1. Absolutely agree. We should shout them from the rooftops for sure! xxx

  7. This is amazing, I’m so glad that you are able to celebrate your success because you have worked so hard for it! I’m always such a pessimist, I am constantly whinging about how I haven’t “achieved anything” since my degree, but I think I need to be a bit kinder to myself. Accomplishments aren’t all as huge as finishing a uni course or buying your own home, there are so many things I’ve done that I could and should be proud of!
    Beth x

    1. Absolutely I totally believe that all achievements; big or small are worth celebrating. But you have a DEGREE. That’s a huge achievement in itself! xxx

  8. I interviewed my dream guest for my podcast, which was amazing experience! I also got a hug from him which was my life’s dream achieved.

    Amy | hookedonthemusic.com

    1. Wow! That’s brilliant, who was it?

  9. Self-love for me does mean taking care of yourself and buying, or treating, yourself to those little things now and again. I always think that spending a little time on yourself makes you feel much better 🙂

    1. It certainly does 🙂

  10. Yessss girl that’s so true! If you don’t blow your own trumpet, no one else will do it for you! As for the being lonely thing – don’t forget whenever you’re Lincoln way on let me know and we can meet up! xo
    Sian | http://www.siankathrine.co.uk

    1. Oooh for sure! I should be there at the beginning of next month so please remind me! xxx

  11. I’ve absolutly loved reading this post, it’s so true! I’m proud of gaining my first few paid collaborations last month over on Instagram and my blog, now I need to keep working hard.. your blog is definitely one that inspires me!

    Have a great weekend 🙂

    Kate | http://www.katelovesx.co.uk/

    1. Awh thank you so much! And massive congrats! xxx

  12. alohalola says:

    It’s true you got to be your own biggest cheerleader! And I love when people share their achievements – it’s good to root for one another too! Hmmm… for me, I would celebrate myself for working through my depression, just getting up and ploughing on with this business when I am so down is a challenge but I always pull through, and I need to give myself more credit for that x x x

    1. That definitely deserves a round of applause! I find it difficult too, working from home like you when I’m in a bad headspace xxx

  13. This post! I love when you write these kinds of posts, they’re some of my favourites, and this one is incredible!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    1. Awh thank you! xxx

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