"Congrats on getting that article published!" "Wow! She's going to Paris! You must be so proud!" "Your pictures look amazing. You've worked hard." These were compliments given to me in the last week. And, you know what I did? I barely heard them. I mean, I heard the people saying them and thanked them profusely, but I didn't let them sink into my brain. In one ear and out the other. "What's next?" That's what I said to myself. What will be the next project that I will complete? How can I improve on ______ (insert anything here)?
Over the weekend, I was listening to one of my favorite podcasters, Chalene Johnson. She was talking about taking time, even a minute, to enjoy some success. Celebrate what you've accomplished. Acknowledge that you worked hard for something, and you did it fabulously! It hit me like a ton of bricks. I rarely, if ever, do this.
This past summer, I have personally hit a lot of my goals. Some big ones! As a family, we have hit a few milestones that are important. And, what? Did we even acknowledge them? We barely gave each other a high 5!
Today, that is changing! I've booked myself a Spa Day at a local, fancy hotel. My bag is packed, and I'm going to celebrate all that I've accomplished this summer. What do you have to celebrate? How will you acknowledge it? It doesn't have to be big or expensive! Here are some suggestions:
- Go get your nails day and pay for the extra-long massage
- Have breakfast in bed
- Get lost in the library for an hour
- Book a Spa Day! (I got mine through TravelZoo for $99!)
- Get a babysitter and go to a painting class
- Go to a movie on a weeknight