How To Celebrate Yourself: 20 Fun Ideas to Try Today

It’s time to celebrate yourself because you are amazing! When’s the last time you took time out to honor yourself for simply being who you are? Today I’m sharing 20 simple ways to infuse self-love and appreciation into your day, so you can bloom in all areas of life.

By prioritizing wellbeing and engaging in activities that nourish your mind, body, and soul, you are sending a powerful message to yourself: you are worthy of love and care.

From treating yourself to a special meal to practicing self-care rituals, these tips will help you prioritize your own needs and appreciate all that you have achieved. So, if you’re ready to start celebrating yourself and boosting your confidence, let’s dive in!

Why It’s Important to Celebrate Yourself

Let me start by saying that the fact that you exist is reason enough to celebrate. You are fabulous! So please don’t wait for a special occasion to treat yourself.

I’m willing to bet that you make your corner of the world a better place, simply by being who you are.

Self-celebration is often overlooked in our fast-paced society, where external achievements are valued above all else. But, taking the time to celebrate yourself is crucial for your overall well-being and happiness.

In fact, your job to carve out time to praise yourself for all that you do!

It’s so easy to fall to the bottom of your own priority list. But remember, you can’t be on your game for others when you’re run down.

There are powerful benefits to this practice! Here are a few:

  1. Improves self-esteem: Celebrating your accomplishments and milestones reinforces your belief in your abilities and self-worth. It helps you recognize your strengths and builds confidence in your abilities.
  2. Nurtures self-love: Celebrating yourself is an act of self-love. It allows you to acknowledge and appreciate your unique qualities, both internal and external. Embracing self-love is essential for cultivating a positive self-image and nurturing a healthy relationship with yourself.
  3. Boosts motivation: Celebrating your victories, no matter how small, fuels your motivation to crush your goals. It acts as a reminder of your progress and encourages you to keep moving toward your upgrades.
  4. Soothes stress + anxiety: If you struggle with anxiety, then you can benefit greatly from a self-care routine that is focused on celebrating yourself! I’m so glad you’ve found your way here.
  5. Helps you manifest: As you upgrade your self-image and take a more active role in your life, all sorts of new opportunities will pop into your experience. Celebrating yourself helps you to manifest your desires.

In a nutshell, the more time you spend rejoicing in who you are, the more powerful a magnet you become for more joyful experiences. Like attracts like: that’s how the law of attraction works.

Here are 20 beautiful ways to celebrate yourself today.

Reward Yourself in Healthy Ways

Rewarding yourself is a powerful way to acknowledge your accomplishments and practice self-care. But it’s important to choose rewards that align with your goals for well-being. 

We all deserve the occasional indulgence, of course! But when it comes to truly celebrating you, I challenge you to upgrade your rewards.

Instead of the extra glass of wine, choose something that nourishes your mind, body, or spirit in some way (or enjoy your wine and do something else as well). Spend time on your favorite hobby, get cozy and watch a movie, or treat yourself to a nourishing meal.

happy woman eating salad and a smoothie in celebration of herself

Have you ever taken yourself out on a date? It may feel a little uncomfortable at first, but it’s a great way to reconnect with yourself, and honor all the good work you do. PS – you deserve that $8 cold pressed juice!💛

Journal about Your Success

Do you have a manifesting journal? Oh my goodness, do you need one! Journaling is a powerful tool for self-reflection and self-expression. It’s seriously a game changer.

By documenting your successes, you can celebrate your achievements and gain valuable insights. Here’s how to incorporate journaling into your self-celebration practice.

Start a success journal where you can record your accomplishments, big or small. Write down your achievements, milestones, and moments of personal growth. Then you can easily reflect on how far you’ve come and celebrate your progress.

Here are of my favorite journal prompts to get you started:

Find your perfect manifestation journal! ✨

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Say Positive Affirmations

Positive affirmations are powerful statements that help rewire negative thought patterns and cultivate self-love. By repeating affirmations, you can shift your mindset and embrace self-empowerment.

Here are some affirmations to celebrate and honor yourself:

  1. I am worthy of love, success, and happiness.
  2. I celebrate my unique qualities.
  3. I embrace my individuality.
  4. I am proud of the person I am becoming.
  5. I share my authentic self with the world.

These make excellent journal prompts too!

self-celebration affirmation: I share my authentic self with the world.

I have tons more affirmations to help you celebrate yourself, where you are now, and your path forward:

Try a Celebration Moon Ritual

Did you know that each phase of the moon offers unique energy to help you manifest? You can connect with mama moon with the intention of celebrating your accomplishments, and inviting even more upgrades in your life.

Doing a moon ritual is also a beautiful way to express gratitude and connect with your intuition. 

Incorporating a celebration moon ritual into your self-love routine can deepen your connection with yourself and the universe.

Here’s how to create your own celebration moon ritual:

1. Set your intention: Determine what you want to celebrate or honor about yourself. It could be a personal achievement, a new beginning, or simply your existence.

2. Choose a moon phase: Explore the different moon phases and select one that aligns with your intention: the waxing moon and full moon are associated with abundance, releasing, and manifestation. The waning moon and new moon, on the other hand, symbolize new beginnings.

3. Create a sacred space: Find a quiet and comfortable space where you can perform your ritual. Then light a colored candle that align with your desires and set up any other elements that create a sacred atmosphere.

Schedule ‘Me Time’

Life is busy! So it’s important to carve out time on your schedule that’s meant just for you to recharge and reflect on whatever’s important to you.

You can do whatever you want during this time! It can be a recurring event, like a yoga class, or you can switch it up each time.

But I do have some tips for making sure your sacred time doesn’t get squeezed out of your schedule:

  1. Stick to a schedule, so the people in your life get used to you being unavailable at certain times.
  2. Consider a morning routine if your days tend to get unexpectedly hectic. Plus it sets a positive tone for the day!
  3. Unplug from technology to help you stay mindful and to ensure you’re not interrupted.
  4. Set boundaries by learning to say NO to commitments that drain your energy.
  5. Prioritize this personal time and treat it with reverence.

Make a Celebration Playlist

Music has the power to raise your vibration and shift your emotions so quickly! You can create a celebration playlist filled with songs that make you feel empowered, inspired, and joyful. Play it whenever you want to:

  • Give yourself a motivational boost
  • Raise your vibe so you can manifest faster
  • Celebrate a job well done
woman listening to headphones

What are your favorite celebration songs? Share in the comments below!💛

Find Blessings in Your Challenges

Challenges and setbacks are a natural part of life. If you’re not failing at something once in a while, you’re not really living!

So yes, celebrate yourself even when something doesn’t turn out the way you planned. Ask yourself,

  • What did you learn from this experience?
  • What things did you do right?
  • How does this set you up for future success? 

The most successful people learn from their challenges and use them as opportunities for self growth. So make time to honor yourself for doing the best you could, and celebrate your newfound wisdom, strength, and faith.

The best time to celebrate is whenever you can.

Use Positive Self-Talk

Can you go a full day without saying something hurtful to yourself? I challenge you to give it a try! The way you speak to yourself has a profound impact on your self-image and well-being.

As you replace negative self-talk with kinder, more loving words, the world will feel like a much sweeter place.

If you truly want to celebrate yourself, show up for yourself as your own best friend. Here are some tips to turn down the volume on your inner critic:

1. Be mindful of your thoughts: Pay attention to your inner dialogue and catch any negative self-talk. Challenge these negative thoughts and replace them with positive affirmations.

2. Practice self-love: Treat yourself with kindness and understanding, just as you would treat a dear friend. Offer yourself words of encouragement and support.

Embracing self-love and celebrating yourself is a powerful practice that can transform your life.

Financially Invest in Yourself

Do you dream of making positive changes but tell yourself it’s impossible because it’s too expensive? In case you need to hear it: you deserve those upgrades.

So in the spirit of self-celebration, deem yourself worthy of things that cost money.

Money is meant to be channeled toward good things! In fact, that is how you manifest more of it. So don’t be afraid to allocate your extra spending cash for things that are going to enrich your life.

If you need to heal your relationship with money, read this next: Powerful Money Affirmations (and how to get fast results)

Decorate Your Body

One fun and easy way to honor yourself is to make time for your favorite beauty rituals – even if you’ve got nowhere to go.

I don’t know about you but as someone who works from home full time, I spend more time in sweatpants than not!

It can be so healing and energizing to enjoy some sacred bathing, and then dress in your favorite outfit/accessories, and make yourself feel beautiful. Let your intuition guide you toward the colors and textures that match your vibe in the moment.  

Surround Yourself with Positivity

One powerful way to honor yourself is to get picky about what you expose yourself to. If you’re focused on self-celebration, spend time with your favorite people.

Friends, family, and 4 legged souls that bring you joy will be right there celebrating with you!

You would also be amazed by how strongly social media and tv affect your mood. So stick to things that nourish your soul, and make you feel uplifted and good about yourself.

You may also want to seek out mentors/classes/workshops that support your goals, too.

Try Something New

Getting out of your comfort zone is a powerful way to practice self-trust. It can feel a bit intimidating, but what better way to celebrate yourself than to allow yourself to experience something exciting and new. What are some goals or dreams that you’d like to accomplish?

This is one of my favorite quotes:

Everything you want is right outside your comfort zone.

Robert G. Allen

Create opportunities that give you a chance to feel proud of yourself!

This can include things like trying a new hobby, speaking up in a meeting, or taking on a new challenge at work.

When you take risks and succeed, you’re reinforcing positive behaviors and building motivation to keep moving towards your goals.


Traveling is a wonderful way to celebrate yourself! Is there a new part of the world you’d like to experience? You don’t need a special occasion to arrange a trip for yourself and take some time off. 

Traveling doesn’t have to take a ton of time and money, either. You can plan a mini getaway by taking a weekend trip to a nearby destination you’ve always wanted to explore. 

woman raising her hands facing the sea

Getting away from your daily routine will give you a fresh perspective and allow you to recharge.💛

Practice Gratitude

Practicing gratitude can help you focus on the positive aspects of your life and increase your overall well-being.

Consider keeping a gratitude journal or taking time each day to reflect on the things you are thankful for.

When you begin to realize how blessed you are, your sense of worthiness and confidence will improve. The more confident you are in yourself, the more successes you’ll have to celebrate!

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.


If you struggle with confidence, then you have an opportunity to do some solar plexus chakra healing. Read this next: 10 Ways to Heal a Solar Plexus Chakra Blockage

Make a Manifestation Box

Have you ever heard of a manifestation box? It’s a box that you fill with anything that symbolizes what you’d like to manifest in your life. Some examples are:

Creating a manifestation box is a celebration of your dreams, goals, and desires! It’s one of my favorite ways to honor myself – I know you’ll love it too. It truly does help you manifest your desires faster by keeping you focused and inspired.

It’s a magical, sweet self-love ritual that’s easy and fun. Get the full details here: Manifestation Box Ideas to Make Your Dreams Reality

Indulge Your Inner Child

What better way to celebrate yourself than with some well-deserved playtime! 

When’s the last time you took a walk in the rain or played a game? Give yourself permission to let go of your obligations and let your inner child guide your actions for a day. Maybe even take the day off from work.

You’ll be amazed by how good it feels to let yourself be free!

A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.

Madeleine L’Engle

Celebration Yoga

Yoga is a beautiful way to celebrate your body and what it can do. Especially if you take a moment before you begin, to dedicate your practice to honoring yourself. 

Have you heard of Yoga with Kassandra? I love her! She has tons of free videos on YouTube (I have no affiliation whatsoever, she’s just my favorite). She has a yoga flow specifically for celebration!

Pull an Oracle Card

If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know I love my oracle cards! I post a free card reading every day for my followers.

Oracle cards are a simple tool to connect with your inner self and call in your spirit team for advice and support. I pulled this card with the intention of celebrating you! Here’s what came up:

Breathe oracle card from Wisdom of the Oracle deck

The Breathe card from Wisdom of the Oracle invites you to reconnect with yourself and stay grounded during this time. Happy changes are on the way! But it’s important to practice mindfulness so that you can flow through this transformationwith grace and ease. You deserve the best in all things! There’s nothing you can’t have, do, or be, as long as you stay centered and focused.💕

Talk About Your Success

Talking about what’s going right in your life is like a magnet for even more blessings. You deserve to be proud of your accomplishments! So be sure to share them with the people who care about you.

I will say that it’s important to know your audience here – be discerning about who you share your dreams, goals, and achievements with.  The right people will be joyfully celebrating right along with you, and this is what will help you thrive.

But if there are people in your life who show signs of conditional love, steer clear of them during your celebration time.

Host a Get Together

Nothing says celebration like a party! Gather all your favorite people into one place and just enjoy each other’s company. You can host at home, or meet out at your favorite spot. When kindred spirits come together in celebration, powerful magic happens.


I hope this list of ideas on how to celebrate yourself inspires you to embrace your uniqueness. You have a distinct set of strengths, talents, and quirks that make you special. By truly embracing and celebrating these attributes, you can boost your self-esteem and learn to love yourself wholeheartedly.

You are amazing, my friend!

XO, Andrea

20 simple and fun ways to celebrate yourself
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Andrea Scalisi

Andrea has been practicing Astrology, Numerology, and Tarot for many years. She is a certified Aromatherapist and Reiki Master in Central NY, and also holds a Masters Degree from Syracuse University. Andrea loves helping her readers bring more spiritual self-care into their lives.

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