10 ways you can celebrate success – big or small!
Congratulations. It’s been a challenging year, and it’s time to celebrate all your successes, no matter how big or small.
As the end of the year approaches it’s the perfect time to review your progress and reflect on what you have achieved. Whether you celebrate with friends or family, or do something to treat yourself, it’s important to celebrate and give yourself credit.
In fact, celebrating wins is crucial to maintaining our emotional and mental health. As not only can it bring about a sense of positivity but can help ease things like depression, stress and anxiety. By consistently acknowledging accomplishments, no matter how minor they seem, you can boost your happiness, confidence and motivation over time.
But what is a success?
Well, it could be a number of things. Maybe you finished a big project at work, achieved a fitness goal, sustained a healthy diet, improved your mental health or even learnt a new skill. Whatever your success is, don’t underrate how much of an achievement it is. Give it the attention it (and you) deserve.
And it may be easier than you think. So with that in mind, here are 10 easy ways to celebrate your big and small successes!
1. Pamper yourself
Whether you’d prefer to get a massage or get a pedicure, now’s the time to schedule in some pamper time. Not only could this benefit your body physically, but by relaxing the mind you give yourself a break from the business of life around you.
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2. Go somewhere you love
Got a favourite place to go? Spend a day, weekend or even a week in a place that you love and soak up your surroundings. Immerse yourself in the place and give yourself the opportunity to really enjoy it and be happy.
3. Take a picture or two
If you’re feeling proud of your achievement don’t be afraid to document it! Whether it’s weight loss, a creation or even a ceremony of some sort – take pictures. That way you can look back on them and reflect on what you’ve achieved.
4. Buy yourself a gift
Avoid going overboard, but gifting yourself a little something is a great way to celebrate success. This could be in the form of new fitness equipment, a book you’ve had your eye on or even a delicious-smelling candle.
5. Go for a scenic walk
Getting out in nature and soaking up the summer sun will not only make you feel great but clear your mind. And remember you don’t need to take your celebratory walk alone, why not invite a friend to come along?
6. Get together with some friends
While we are on the topic of friends, a great way to celebrate your success is to meet up with your mates and do something that you love to do together. This could be going out for breakfast, heading to the beach, playing basketball or just simply hanging out. Share your achievements with your friends and encourage them to share theirs, you never know there could be more than one reason to celebrate!
7. Try something new
Is there something you’ve been wanting to try but haven’t had the time or excuse to? Give it a go now! A wonderful way to celebrate a goal you have achieved is by setting yourself a new challenge and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.
8. Have a rest day
If your body is telling you it’s tired and it’s time to slow down… listen to it! Rewarding yourself with a rest day could be exactly what both your body and mind need. Effective rest can be a form of celebration, such as having a nice long bath, watching your favourite movie or even going to bed nice and early!
9. Tell a loved one how much you appreciate them
Sharing what you love most about your close friends, family or partners to them will in turn make you feel good by brightening up someone else’s day. Make sure to let them know today!
10. Give yourself positive affirmations
The golden rule of life is that you should always be your own number one supporter, so don’t forget to remind yourself of that. Positive affirmations can go a long way and have the ability to boost your mood and confidence everyday. A good trick is to put post-it notes on your mirror to remind yourself of what you love about you.
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