Why You Should Celebrate ALL. THE. TIME.
Today is one of my favorite days of the year.
It’s my birthday! 🎉🥳🎁
I love birthdays – everyone’s birthday, really… mine, yours… and I love them so much that I even celebrate half birthdays!
The reason I love birthdays so much is just that… the celebration.
I celebrate just about everything.
Part of my daily journaling routine is putting things in my “success and celebration” section.
An insight into how small some of these things are, here are the last few things I wrote down:
- I didn’t burn the rolls! WHOOP!
- Joy is so happy she referred a new client 🧡
- New class overbooked!
- Holland landed a triple in class!
Simple little things.
I have a history of burning bread items – I didn’t burn some rolls.
I took a second to write that down. Celebrate!
A happy client referred her sister to me.
What an incredible compliment! Celebrate!
Based on some feedback from you beautiful souls, I created a new masterclass, and within 3 days, it overbooked. Celebrate!
My awesome daughter had her first triple pirouette – and not only that, the ballet mistress saw her and she was over the moon. Celebrate!
I do this all the time – when a client gives me a “thanks,” when I found the thing I’d been looking for all over the place when I complete my daily “to-do” items… everything.
First of all, this is the best way to introduce a pattern interrupt – something I’m always encouraging my clients to do in order to break patterns.
It reminds us of our talents, abilities, and gives us a moment to just break from any stress and anxiety in our regular day-to-day grind.
That helps us to stay motivated and persistent in all the things we do.
These moments help us to pause, be mindful, and boost our overall well-being.
When we have something to look forward to or look ahead to, it increases our optimism and hopefulness.
Those are very high-vibration feelings… and that’s where you want your emotions to be… in the high vibe categories!
How to Celebrate Everything
It doesn’t take balloons, confetti, and a cake to celebrate.
The celebration is more about taking a moment to recognize… and I don’t mean rushing through it.
We do that too much… we rush through our accomplishments and brush them aside.
I am talking about literally stopping to recognize – it could be one minute or longer.
First, you have to get into the habit of recognizing what to celebrate
- Find Your Celebratory Points
What is it that m makes you proud?
What did you get done today?
Is there something about your life that you really love today?
What positive things have happened today?
How are you feeling?
Is the weather beautiful?
- Write it Down
This is a step that a lot of people miss.
Why do I have you write it down?
Simple… later on when you’re not feeling so hot or you have a setback, this list of previous celebrations becomes an inspiration for you to move forward.
Writing it down is a HUGE tool that you have… and that most people will not insist you include.
Writing it down also helps me when I’m on the go… and I won’t take that moment… remember to stop and celebrate later, so that way I get TWO celebratory moments… the first while writing and the second while toasting, high-fiving, or just smiling about it later.
- DO IT
Whether you’re like me and you save your celebrations for around the dinner table with family (it’s part of what we discuss nightly) or whether you stop in that moment to celebrate, the key here is DOING IT.
Sometimes when I do go for it at the moment and don’t save it for dinner… I’ll just walk outside and give myself a moment in the sun with fresh air… I’ll take an unplanned stretch and pet my dogs.
Last week when I did this, I grabbed a popsicle on the way outside and enjoyed it like I did when I was a kid.
It could be something like that… or just taking a moment for a beautiful long drink of fresh alkaline water. (Everyone should have that!)
Make a toast.
Say a prayer.
Treat yourself to chocolate.
Play some music… just give some positive energy to the moment!
Just do it.
Don’t let yourself off the hook for this!
It’s important that you start patting yourself on the back, for real.
- Pay It Forward
I love writing letters to my future self.
I also learn a lot by writing letters to my former self.
One of the sections in my 6-section journal is evidence.
After I take my celebratory moment, I go into the evidence section and add a quick entry there.
Your evidence section includes signs that you are on the right path & helps you during moments when you think you’re not doing enough, progressing enough, or “fill in the blank” enough.
It’s that hand-written account that you are where you need to be, and a track of how far you’ve come.
I’ve mentioned my journal a couple of times here – this is the one I use. It’s compact and has section tabs in it – so it works perfectly!
If you’d like to know more about my journaling process, here’s a blog I wrote on it.
The bottom line here is – CELEBRATE!
…and build it into your regular pattern so you can keep your vibe high and set yourself up for a success mindset!
Celebrate with us in the GILDed Life group – it’s free, and this is your personal invitation!