This year has been a roller coaster of emotions for the entire world– from a global pandemic to systemic racism, we as a world have experience a lot. With things like this going on around us, it can be a bit difficult to find moments to simply celebrate your accomplishments.
Many people may not realize that celebrating your accomplishments is so beneficial to not only your physical well-being, but your mental as well. Taking the time out to recognize these significant milestones in your life is truly important and worth the celebration. Just as we take the time to celebrate and commemorate others’, we should also take the time to pay a little tribute to ourselves for all of our hard work and successes.
Take a look at a few reasons why it’s important to celebrate your accomplishments and remember the next time you achieve something big or small in life—celebrate it!
Celebrating Your Accomplishments
Celebrating your accomplishments can boost your confidence
When you continuously tell yourself that you can and will be successful, eventually it comes to fruition (of course as long as you’re putting in the work). Celebrating your accomplishments can instantly boost your confidence levels and will have you wanting to do it more often. Don’t downplay your achievements or even attribute them to mere luck—acknowledge them and know that you’re just as deserving as anyone else. Let your accomplishments be a reminder to keep going.
Celebrating your accomplishments can increase your motivation
If we don’t take time to acknowledge and celebrate our accomplishments, our motivation will constantly deplete. It’s so easy to lose motivation especially when you aren’t being celebrated and congratulated for simply killing it! Take a little extra time to yourself to acknowledge your victories—no matter how big or small they are, because those really small accomplishments eventually lead up to the bigger ones!
Celebrating your accomplishments exemplifies your happiness
Have you realized that whenever you’re celebrating yourself you just feel—good?! When you celebrate yourself and all of your achievements, a chemical called dopamine is released into your brain which allows you to feel that feeling of pure joy and goodness. The more you feel that—the happier you become. Affirm your successes through these celebrations and remember to tell yourself how proud you are of you!
Celebrating your accomplishments inspires others to do the same
Did you know, celebrating your accomplishments can inspire others to want to do the exact same thing? When others around you see the happiness celebrating your accomplishments brings to you—they want to indulge in that exact same feeling, which in turn allows them to feel motivated and inspired to achieve their own goals.
It’s OK to celebrate you and all of the good you’ve done and experienced this year even if the year hasn’t been the best overall. Take these last months of 2020 to celebrate yourself– “celebrating your accomplishments can boost your confidence, help to stave off burnout, and fuel your continued success.”