The Celebration Challenge
We get so caught up in our crazy, busy lives that we forget to celebrate our victories. On the contrary, we get down on ourselves when we make mistakes. Sometimes I let the smallest mistake ruin my day, despite the numerous things that I did well that day. That is a habit that I plan on breaking.
We often overlook or underestimate the importance of our big and small victories. This might be because we view our daily tasks and responsibilities as things we're "supposed to do". But just because you're supposed to do something, doesn't always mean it gets done. And it certainly doesn't mean it's easy to accomplish. This can be true for something as simple as getting to work on time or a serious responsibility, like taking care of your children. Every parent is supposed to take good care of their children, but we know that isn't always the case. So if you're a good parent, you should be proud of that. And if you make it to work on time, be proud of that as well. It's okay to be proud of yourself for handling your responsibilities. Take a moment to pat yourself on the back from time to time. Give yourself a compliment. Tell yourself, "Good Job". We work so hard everyday, we deserve to be proud.
It's time to start celebrating our victories. Focusing on the many amazing things we do in our everyday lives can help boost our self-esteem and confidence. This can help you look and feel your best. Positive energy can have such a powerful impact on your life. Most importantly, it can radiate happiness. Positive thoughts can also help you feel more resilient when dealing with stress, anxiety, or adversity.
This week, I have challenged myself to write down at least five victories every day. I am challenging you to do the same. It can be a compliment, accomplishment, or anything that made you feel proud. Create a Victory Journal. Write it down or make a note in your phone. Whatever works for you. I will share my Victory Journal with you next week!
Did you make it to work on time today?
Did you cook or prepare a good meal?
Did you get a good night’s sleep?
Did you have a good hair day?
Did you cross everything off of your to-do list?
Did you kill it at work today?
Did you complete a task that you’ve been working on for a while?
Don't wait for someone to tell you that you're doing a good job. Compliment yourself. It might give you the boost that you need to get through your day!