I’m the type of person who always has goals on her mind – from big long-term plans to the smaller steps that need to take place to make them happen, I tend to always be thinking about what’s next. As great as the rush of accomplishment can feel, I’m usually too busy moving onto the next thing to stop and soak it up. Anyone else get like this?
Lately I’ve been making more of an eﬀort to slow it down for a second and stop to think about all that I have accomplished already instead of just being so focused on what else there is to do. A little reﬂection and gratitude goes a long way! I’ve also been working on setting aside time to celebrate the small victories that happen nearly every day. Whether it’s hustling through a very ambitious to do list or putting yourself out there in the dating world, these little accomplishments should be recognized.
One of my favorite ways to celebrate the small victories has been to just give myself a break. I’m always on the go so nothing feels better than taking some time to relax and really be present in the moment instead of worrying about what I need to do next. Sometimes it’s a trip to the park with Callie, otherwise it’s a little treat yourself moment with some Häagen-DazsⓇ Ice Cream… you guys know how much I love my ice cream (and if you’re also an ice cream lover… Häagen-Dazs is buy one, get one free at Walgreens from July 2-8) These little celebrations don’t have to be long or extravagant, but just taking the time for yourself is priceless. Clearly the folks over at Häagen-Dazs didn’t quite get this memo about taking a break though because they’ve been pursuing their passion for creating the world’s best ice cream for over 56 years!
Next time you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, stop for a second and think about something awesome that you did recently, then set a timer for 10 minutes on your phone. Just 10 minutes! I swear, 10 minutes is doable even within the busiest of days and you should use that little break to do something you truly enjoy. Something that’s outside of the to do list. Something that’s not work. Just give yourself a little break and reward yourself for that hustle. You deserve it! The best thing about rewarding myself with the flavors of Häagen-Dazs are that I can pick them up conveniently at my local Walgreens to save for my 10 minutes of relaxation and escape!
What are some ways that you celebrate the small victories in your life?
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