“Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, “Here is an opportunity for you to celebrate like never before, my own power, and my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary.”
~ Anthony Robbins
Celebrating successes in your life is one of the most important and highly overlooked opportunities to honor yourself. You may set out with a long list to do in the morning, filled with errands and important appointments. The missing piece may be what you do to celebrate successes after everything is finished. Many times what gets noted is if we fall short of getting something done.
Tasks are finished and goals are achieved every day. For most people, the goal gets crossed off the list and it’s on to the next task. While productivity is vital, it’s important to stop and acknowledge achieving a goal. You might ask yourself at the end of the day, “How much did I accomplish today? Or, “Did I get everything done on my list?” Successes aren’t just necessarily what we do. Celebrating success has everything to do with who you are as a human being. You hold very special traits, such as dependability, hard-working, attentive, caring just to name a few. These are the building blocks that are needed to get the tasks done.
Working without celebrating accomplishments is like going on a long road trip and never visiting a rest stop. If we don’t pause, the ‘fight or flight’ stress reaction switch never turns off. Also, when we don’t celebrate our successes, we miss out on opportunities to give ourselves credit for accomplishing goals.
Here are some simple tips to celebrate success each day:
Pause and breathe. Breathe in the fact that you achieved what you set out to do. The biggest mistake is when you think an accomplishment is too small and you dismiss giving yourself credit. Just simply hold space before tacking the next task.
Celebrate with someone else. Let someone know how your day went. Connect with a friend or loved one and share your happenings. There is nothing like sharing with someone who support you and is on your side.
Stop and do something you enjoy. What things do you enjoy? Maybe you enjoy reading or spending time with friends. Take a long bath, watch your favorite show or movie, or play at whatever you enjoy.
So, the next time you cross something off your list, remember to celebrate the success in you.