How do you celebrate
no matter how big or small?
A few days ago, my journal was sitting out on our coffee table and my husband happened to notice the words, “Hooray for me!” that I had written with a hot pink colored marker. He said them out loud and I instantly felt silly. Then a switch flipped. I launched into an exuberant description of what it was all about.
I’ve been practicing celebrating, when I’ve done something I said I was going to do. Simple. Right?
This particular, “Hooray for me!” was related to a time when I stopped myself from spiraling down into unhelpful thoughts. It was a seemingly small thing. It wasn’t the accomplishment of a gigantic, audacious goal.
I'm celebrating more often because research shows that celebrating not only feels great; it trains our brain to repeat the behavior. That's big!
Think of a goal that’s meaningful to you.
What’s one, seemingly small, behavior
that would move you closer to it?
Now do it, and then enjoy celebrating in your style, appreciating that you are moving toward what's important to you.
Power-up your celebratory moment by embodying it. Strike a pose, a gesture, or do a full-on happy dance!
To go along with my, “Hooray for me!” moment, from the comfort of my couch, I raised my arms just like I’m doing in this photo.
In the spirit of celebration!