Remember to Celebrate the Wins!
If you are anything like me, you are constantly focused on the the future, what's coming, and the next goal. Future projects excite me. My creative juices start flowing and I start to dream BIG! Then the planning, lists, and never ending to-do lists follow. And I don't think there's anything wrong with that - it's all good, it's all part of the journey. It's fun!
The problem sets in when I start beating myself up for not being further along. Or when I start comparing myself to others, and what they are doing and accomplishing. It's in not productive, and leaves me feeling like shit.
I was reminded of this today during a chat with a friend. I was beating myself up for not being where I thought I should be, and she ever so kindly said, "Hold up, why don't we talk about all the things you have done, because I feel like you're doing a whole heck of a lot!"
It gave me pause. I started to reflect on the past year and all of the changes, big and small that I've made. I started to list off all of the goals that I had achieved - and WOW, if someone had told me 6 months ago that I'd have accomplished half the stuff on my list, I would've been thrilled. So why, when I've actually accomplished it, am I beating myself up for not doing more?! It's crazy.
I know I'm not alone in this. Our thoughts, when left unchecked can have a tornado effect. So here's a reminder from me to you: Go celebrate! No matter if it's a big win or small win - you deserve to celebrate! You are worthy of feeling good!