I live to celebrate. In all honesty, every day feels like a party! It's not a coincidence that I run an event design company (my dream job). Nothing is too big or too small.
The team did a great job at the warehouse today? Great! What are we eating? Let's celebrate.
We've booked another venue space? Ok! Your beautiful grandmother is turning 75, and she's never had a birthday party? Pop the bubbly and cue the confetti!
Celebrations don't always need a motive– learning to celebrate the micro-moments prepares you for increase.
Celebrate these 3 days and change your life forever
When people talk about celebrations, the first thing that usually comes to mind are the BIG ones like birthdays, graduations, and milestone anniversaries.
These types of occasions are only one form of celebration.
I want to encourage you to shine a light on the small triumphs of your life that you may be overlooking or undervaluing, such as:
Going to sleep at night without a glass of wine
Not rescheduling your monthly massage because you've been "too busy"
Consistently show up for therapy sessions to maintain your mental health.
No longer having to rob Peter to pay Paul. Because you remember the days when you always had more months than money--Whew, look at God!
Incremental celebrations build momentum. Don't wait to celebrate.
Recognizing everyday victories will help cultivate an attitude of self-worth and self-love that will set you up for long-term success.
As you read this, I am the CEO of three thriving companies. I have an amazing team. People share my work as "inspiration" for their life's special moments. Life is good. God is so good.
When I look back over the years, I have also had so many hiccups, mishaps, and disappointments, and still, I celebrate. Because those events shaped me into the woman, I am today.
We must take the time to look back and recognize where we've come from, how we got here, and what we've learned along the way.
It helps us embed past lessons, so we don't repeat our mistakes. It helps us understand the evolution of who we've become in our professional and personal lives and our journey so that change seems a little less scary. But most importantly, it brings us joy and helps us feel proud of who we are.
And that's key.
If we don't celebrate the past, we can't acknowledge the things that have made what we're doing now possible. And we struggle to remember why we're doing it at all.
To be clear, I am talking about the positives only.
Recognize the good you've done and how it's built the foundations for your brand. And make sure you say thank you and well done to those who have helped you get here.
Many want to use our time as efficiently as possible.
Too often, we're quick to focus on what we don't have or can't do instead of focusing on what we do and can do. This mindset causes us to discount the value of our gifts, leading us to think negatively about ourselves even though, in actuality, many people envy our success.
But how often do you stop what you're doing and appreciate all the little successes in your life?
Do these things:
Take a look at your daily accomplishments.
Focus on your achievements.
Be grateful for everything going right in your life.
Find physical rewards when you have done something particularly well.
Look at where you're already succeeding based on who you are.
Identify ways where you've been productive with your purpose.
See what goals YOU have achieved.
And start building this habit every day - recognizing who YOU are!
Commit to celebrating who you are and loving yourself. Make this a habit every day with the things you accomplish. However, you don't need a reason or something you have done to celebrate. Instead, praise you for being you.
Most importantly, we should learn to enjoy the present moment without guilt or worry about what tomorrow may bring.
They say that the present moment is all we have, and while our past and future are real, they're just other parts of this now.
Fear of what will happen in the future often stems from neglecting our current situation and holding onto moments from our past.
To enjoy our future, we must first learn to enjoy right here, right now! You are already everything you need to be and where you need to be at any given time.
Trying or wishing to be somebody else or somewhere else only creates resistance to being completely ourselves - which we must embrace if we want a bright tomorrow too.
Allowing yourself space today- both physically through mindfulness meditation practices and mentally through therapy sessions- will allow you opportunities for personal growth and create an open mind ready for greater enlightenment.
Your accomplishments- big or small- matter because every little milestone counts towards getting where you want to go in life. It doesn't have to be extravagant parties or costly gifts: It can be anything from starting a success journal (or Instagram account!) for quick updates about progress; taking time off work during your days off for self-care; eating dinner with family members; doing something nice for someone else (picking up groceries from the store without anyone asking/doing tasks around their house). Whatever way is convenient and most rewarding for you - find it!