I definitely believe we’re only now coming to realise the importance of being our own cheerleaders and celebrating our own victories. There are so many easy ways you can learn and practice celebrating your victories no matter how big or small they may be. They’re still the type of moments that leave you feeling proud.
Acknowledge your progress
We all have the tendency to dismiss our progress until we reach what we feel is the end of the journey with whatever we have been working hard on. But the reality is that we need to embrace our progress during every single stage. No matter how small your effort or hard work maybe along the way, learn to appreciate and acknowledge every little piece of work you put in.
If you learn to do this along the way, every action that leaves you feeling good will provide an even bigger satisfaction at the end.
Treating yourself is such an easy way to keep yourself motivated and also celebrating those victories. You could take yourself off for a long relax in a bubble bath, have a long lay in at the weekend, treat yourself to dinner out, a cinema date or even splash out on an item you’ve been eyeing up the past couple of weeks.
Set yourself bigger rewards the further along you get to really help motivate you to keep going.
Whenever doubt kicks in and you ask yourself do I really deserve to reward myself, remember that you are completely worth it at whatever point you’re at along your journey, you deserve to be rewarded for each step you take towards the end goal.
Share your victories
More people should have the chance to shout out about their victories! We all tend to shy away from blowing our own trumpets, but imagine how much more positive and supportive the world would be if we had an environment where celebrating and supporting each other’s victories was the norm.
Don’t feel like you have to celebrate your victories on your own. Grab some of your closest loved ones together and let them know about your progress. Be proud of yourself and all that you’ve achieved so far. Being proud of yourself is a great way to acknowledge the success you’ve done and praise yourself for it. Get other people to do the same. There will be people out there who will also be just as proud of you.
The more committed you are to reach that end goal, the harder you’re going to work, so don’t give up.
One thing that I find most challenging is being able to focus on the present and not be so hooked up on reaching to the end. I’m not patient enough to trust time and my own hard work to get to where I want to be. I’m always focused on whether I’ll reach the end.
If you stay focused on where you are right now, you will not beat yourself up about not being at the end yet. You will learn to acknowledge and appreciate where you at the moment, being able to celebrate your victories and use that progress to drive you further to where you wish to be.
Making good habits that you have been able to practice over time can really help to turn into successful habits. The more you put these successful habits into practice the more chance you have at making small wins every single day.
Small victories each day can continue to add to your happiness. The more celebrating you do the more hunger you will feel for your end goal. So keep working hard on those habits because they’ll be completely worth it in helping you to win those victories!
How do you celebrate your victories?