Celebrate your successes – FLAVIA POWELL
I heard my partner asking one of my friends this question “When was the last time you thought about your achievements?” and it suddenly occurred to me how little time we spend doing that.
Life can be hectic and we are constantly working towards the next thing aren’t we? We want more exciting things, bigger successes, better resources and so on. We spend most days in auto pilot mode, doing, doing and doing some more and when we don’t do, we feel guilty. Funny that! Anybody would think we are human doings and not human beings.
We become so busy beating ourselves up about the things we haven’t done and don’t do that we pay no attention to the things we have done and do. Oh if only we could operate on batteries we’d never run out of steam and we could do even more!!!!
Doing comes as given so we forget to ‘be’ and celebrate our achievements however big or small. Just ‘being’ seems to be a very expensive luxury which most of us feel we can’t afford.
Whether it’s cleaning the bathroom, going to the gym, playing a game with the children, writing a blog or achieving another step towards your goal, It’s important to reward yourself for your successes and be grateful for your abilities.
We all put ourselves out there to help other people, encourage them and celebrate their successes and yet when it comes to ourselves, we prefer beating ourselves up and telling ourselves we don’t do enough.
Celebrating with a soak in the bath after cleaning the house, a sit down with a book for 10 minutes after cooking dinner, a nice walk after writing a blog… Or whatever else you enjoy doing are all important steps in your journey towards achieving more. They allow you the time to enjoy the here and now whilst moving forwards or you spend your time wishing your life away.
How many times have you said to yourself “I’ll be happy when I’ve done that” or “I’ll be happy when I have that”. Guess what… You can be happy now and still have that but you have to stop and nurture yourself… Give yourself a pat on the back for doing and spend time ‘being’ too. None of the doing would happen without you ‘being’.
You’ll find yourself smiling a lot more. After all, you are the master of your own Happiness Engineering.
Article by – Flavia Powell