Improve Your Life #19: Celebrate!
Every time you achieve something – celebrate. Celebrating your victories will give you a sense of accomplishment. Celebrating will also mark the end of something. You will get closure and can move to new things. Don’t wait too long to celebrate, chunk things down to smaller pieces and celebrate small victories.
I have had projects that go on and on and on. Mindnumbingly, every day. Find ways to insert milestones to break big things into manageable sizes and celebrate when you reach a milestone.
Celebrate small things. The celebration does not have to mean a big party with balloons and fireworks. For example today I ran my fastest 10K this season. It’s not a big deal, I will have many faster runs coming up, but I celebrated it by giving myself a really tasty dessert at lunchtime.
Pat your teammates on the back. Have a cake or just acknowledge the accomplishment and congratulate yourself and others on the job well done.
Celebrate s big things. When you reach a Big Hairy Audacious Goal celebrate in full force. Go all out. Party hats and everything. Invite everybody to join and share the good vibes. With big celebrations, you don’t have to limit the people with the group that was involved. Invite everybody. Friends, family members, co-workers, business partners, etc.
Celebrate by yourself. Big celebrations should be held with people you care about. But sometimes it’s a small thing, or there’s just nobody available. Managed to solve this Sudoku? Celebrate! Created fire on an inhabited island after the shipwreck? Celebrate! Even alone the mental state of celebration will make you ready for new challenges.
The Everest of numerical games was devised by Arto Inkala, a Finnish mathematician, and is specifically designed to be unsolvable to all but the sharpest minds.
Celebrate with friends. Ask friends to share your moments of success. Create an event that will give credit to the people involved and be fun to attend to everybody else. Include your family (if appropriate), go ahead make your parents proud. Connect with other and share your moment of happiness.
Remember that you are awesome. Don’t forget to give yourself credit for all your accomplishments and celebrate whenever you can
Now, what did you accomplish lately? Celebrate!
Image: Applause by Gabriella Fabbri