Friday, March 09, 2012
Celebrate Your Accomplishments
How often do you celebrate your accomplishments?
How big do those accomplishments have to be for you to celebrate?
If you only celebrate the big stuff, you may be missing out on some key factors to staying motivated and productive.
When you cross off another goal for the day, do you pause long enough to pat yourself on the back? Do a victory dance? Cheer? Or do you just focus on what you have left to do.
A great motivator to some serious goal-busting is honoring yourself with a reward. It can lead to a healthier and more positive outlook.
I like to reward myself with time. I feel I never have enough. And in the past I tended to put off doing things for myself. At the end of the day I'd be proud of all that I completed, but lacked that extra boost. Now I take that reward time and turn it into reading time.
Perhaps you'd rather spend that time doing something else. Taking a bath. Having a true tea time complete with pretty tablesetting, a teapot, and finger sandwiches. Time where you're unplugged and meditate. Time for a walk. Time in the garden. Time to listen to music. So many rewards. So healthy.
Don't wait for the big stuff to celebrate. Honor the small things you do in a day. Maybe it's writing 250 words. Maybe it's writing a book blurb. Maybe it's commenting on a friend's blog, or taking time to show support for someone else. These are all valuable, and your time is valuable.
What do you do to celebrate completing your goals?