I’ve reached Day 30 of my Business Blog Challenge!
So I am happy that I started this challenge and that I’ve finished it. It’s good to stop and celebrate achievements, however small they are! I often start things with enthusiasm, and soon trail by the wayside, unable to maintain that initial exuberance. But I’ve done this – yay! Have you got some small achievements you’ve recently completed?
Celebrate your Achievements, however Small
Do you find that you are so often rushing on to the next thing, that you don’t always give your small achievements the attention they deserve? Sometimes you take a glance at what you have done and focus on being critical about it all. Don’t! It is, of course, essential to learn from mistakes but to dwell on them negatively won’t help at all. Be thankful, pleased, delighted, congratulatory, proud!
It’s great to celebrate your achievements. Be grateful for all the amazing things that have happened to you in recent days, months or the past year. Focus on looking for the tiniest of positives even if it feels like life has been all negative for you.
Gratitude and Happiness
Be aware of your brain’s capacity to brush over the good. If you don’t believe me, you could create a ‘Happiness or Gratitude Jar’ for yourself. Any time you notice amazing things, experience something good, have fun or achieve something, jot it down on a piece of paper, fold it up and add to your Jar.
When you dip into it at the end of the year and read through all those lovely things, you’ll be reminded of just how many there were! Daily celebrations and reminders that you may well have forgotten if you didn’t write them down. Looking through some of them now, it’s easy to forget some of the simplest yet amazing things and it’s great to be reminded!
Celebrate your Achievements yet Stay Balanced
The message is to celebrate your life. Celebrate with family and friends. And whether things went to plan or not, if you need to get back into balance here are some reminders:
1. Meditate for 10 minutes
2. Get up and move – dance, walk, run, cycle
3. Drink a mindful cuppa
4. Look out of the window and rest your eyes on the sky
My deep belief is that all of us have the same lifelong work: to learn honesty, courage, and love. To learn, in other words, how to be our best selves.
And what congratulations will you give to yourself over the coming months? Keep an open mind so that you acknowledge your achievements, big and small. We’re not all Olympic Gold Medalists, yet we all deserve to give ourselves encouragement.
Whatever you do, celebrate with gratitude as often as possible.
Yvette Jane – Mindfulness and Meditation Coach,
Place of Serenity, Petersfield, Hants, UK
Day 30 of the 30 Day Blogging Challenge with Sarah Arrow
Thank you to Sarah Arrow who provides a fantastic FREE opportunity to learn so much about business blogging.