Modern lifestyles have put many of our lives on the fast track, and what for? Although it’s great to celebrate the big achievements, it’s also important to celebrate the small wins. Most of us tend to fail when it comes to noticing them, don’t recognize them properly, forget them, take them for granted, or wipe them off our shoulders. Let’s be honest, life is not just made up of the big moments, but rather all of the small ones. Let’s dive into some tips for mental wellness, and learn all the ways you can celebrate all of the small moments in your life.
You might feel uncomfortable sharing and celebrating the small wins in your life, but you’re not exactly celebrating the achievement itself, you are essentially celebrating you for your good habit. What may seem small to you might be huge for someone else, and vice versa, so don’t be afraid to celebrate all that you do! Who knows, you could even inspire someone else.
8 Ways to Celebrate the Small Wins in Life
Celebrating and recognizing the small wins in your life will give you a more positive mindset, which can lead to a more positive life!
1. Don’t Sweat Small Stuff
No, we’re not saying don’t celebrate the small stuff. We’re saying don’t bother worrying about the smaller inconveniences life occasionally throws at you. Life has its ups and downs, and it’s important to remember that.
2. Don’t Worry About Others
Try not to worry so much about what others are doing, it will only leave you disappointed in yourself. Stay focused on your life and the goals you have set for yourself. Soon you will far surpass the people you could have wasted time worrying about.
Everyone’s on their own path, at their own pace, on their own time. What may be your stepping stone might be someone else’s goal, and someone else’s ground zero. Just worry about yourself and everything will happen as it should! Just remember, things take time.
3. Practice Self-Care
Taking care of yourself should always be number one. Whether that means pampering yourself with a spa-day or switching up your diet, it’s never a bad idea to implement some self-care into your life. Self-care means to care for yourself, and you should never forget how important that is.
Even taking an extra five minutes to do your hair or spending the day in your pajamas or at the mall are all great ways to practice self-care. Sometimes all you need is a day to do what you want and care for yourself.
Pro Tip: Always lookout for your wellbeing! Don’t ever feel guilty about practicing self-care.
4. Treat Yourself
Treat yourself with a reward for some of your smaller achievements. Every achievement, regardless of its size, deserves a reward. Whether it’s losing a pound or losing 10, finishing a project or finishing a long walk, reward yourself! This will also give you the motivation to keep creating these habits!
5. Create Healthy Habits
It’s never too late to add healthy habits to your daily routine. Even if all it takes is eating a healthier breakfast, or eating breakfast at all, a small change can do wonders for your wellbeing. Taking your dog on a walk? Go an extra ten minutes. Not a water drinker? Try drinking a couple of liters a day! Get an average of 5 hours of sleep every night? Try for at least 6-7! You won’t believe how easy it is to start creating healthy habits.
Research shows it takes 66 days to create a good habit, so don’t feel too frustrated or let down if your new habits don’t come easy to you right away. Give yourself a couple of months to get used to your new lifestyle. If a couple of months is all it takes to create more healthy habits, imagine what you could do in a year!
6. Be Present
Don’t forget to be present! Even if you’re working to a larger, future goal, always remember to acknowledge the present moment. After all, all of these moments will eventually get you to where you’re going, so appreciate them! Celebrate them! Be in the moment and don’t let it pass you by.
7. Have Gratitude
The more thankful we are for what we have, the less inclined we are to focus on what we don’t have. Having gratitude helps us value the small things we have often taken for granted because we start paying attention to the good and more consistent things in life.
8. Share Your Wins and Be Proud
Don’t be afraid to toot your own horn every once in a while. After all, you deserve it!
Be proud of your achievements and the grown-up that you are. When you verbalize and celebrate even your smallest wins, you validate them and become more motivated to keep at it. Who knows, you might even inspire others as well, so everyone wins!
There are many other things you can do to take steps toward a better you and celebrate the small wins in your life, this is just 8 of our favorites.
We know that celebrating the small wins in life might seem cliche or unnecessary, but something as simple as being present or creating healthy habits can enhance your life in so many incredible ways.
Remember, your small wins make up all of the big ones. So celebrate them!