You got out of bed, brushed your teeth, ate a meal, showered or bathed, cleaned up your room, drank water or just breathed today.
Simple accomplishments deserve recognition. We put so much pressure on ourselves everyday to achieve great things and we forget all the little things that we accomplish that then lead us to achieving the big things.
Try to remember to be kind to yourself regularly. What was the last thing you did that you were proud of? How did you celebrate that? Did you share your accomplishment or keep it to yourself?
As children we freely and easily show pride in our achievements. As adults however we have a fear of pride. A fear of showing it, feeling it and sharing it. This needs to be addressed.
We all give a lot of excuses when it comes to our wins. We brush off the good choices we’re making by putting focus on the less awesome choices we made.
So what can we do to start changing this?
1) Every night write down one thing you love about yourself. It can be something you did that day that you are proud of, it could just be being able to get out of bed that day. Because when you are feeling low, depressed or ill that is a massive achievement. It could be a trait that you love about you or even a physical feature you like. No excuses and no negativity. Just focus on positive.
2) Set small goal. Set daily and weekly and monthly goals and celebrate them!
3) Find a way to make a change. Find a hobby or something that intrigues you. Something that scares and excites you. Be okay with being scared of failure, that is when the most growth happens. And be okay with failing and finding a new path to success.
Allow yourself to be proud of yourself and all the progress you have made. Especially the progress that no one else has seen.
Well done YOU!!