When was the last time you celebrated all the things big and small that you’ve accomplished?
Or do you wait for birthdays, weddings and births for you to do any celebrating?
My guess is celebrating your wins big or small is not high on your to-do list. You are not alone.
I’ll Be Happy When…
A couple of years ago, no matter what I accomplished I felt unhappy, unfulfilled.
I would finish a project and jump right into the next. I only celebrated big milestones or moments such as getting my master’s degree or having children. Even during those times I did celebrate I was never truly present.
I was stuck in the “I’ll be happy when______ rut. You know the symptoms: I’ll be happy when… “I buy my dream home”, “when I make a million dollars”, “when I…” well, you get the picture.
Celebrating More Often
One of the ways I overcame that rut, was, yup, you guessed it “celebrating more often”. Ever since I was introduced to the idea that life should be a celebration I try (hey, nobody’s perfect) to schedule time to celebrate all that I get done throughout the week.
The fact is, carving out time to celebrate your wins (big or small) and enjoying who you are and what you do is a critical factor to your success. It leads to being more present and feeling fulfilled. Building a business is hard. Taking the time to celebrate on a regular basis will keep you focused and inspired while allowing you to have a hell of a lot more fun.
So, here is a fun New Year’s resolution for ya –
1 – Write down all the things that you love to do (fancy schamncy, inexpensive and no cost things.)
2- Every week make sure you pick something from your list and schedule me time to celebrate your most recent accomplishments.
Caveat: you need to consciously declare you are taking the time to celebrate and make sure you are fully in the moment. So, if you decide to get a manicure say “this is a celebration of who I am and all that I do” and be present.
Here are some things I have on my celebration list: the smell of a freshly brewed cup of coffee, buying freshly cut flowers, watching I Love Lucy reruns (vitameatavegamin – just sayin’.)
It can be anything, just celebrate with intention.
Have a Fantabulous Holiday Season!
Yvette Syversen is the founder of EZ Business Growth – a company devoted to helping women entrepreneurs around the world build profitable businesses all while creating a lifestyle that promotes balance and freedom.
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