I have been learning about celebrations and how important they are in our lives.
Also, I have been reflecting about them, like my post about Mother’s Day.
But I feel it is worth writing a post fully dedicated to the importance of celebrations in life.
“Generally, we have busy lives that we forget about the nice part: celebration!
One of the main reasons celebrating is so important is because it reflects an overall attitude of gratitude and enjoying what we have.
When we commemorate a special occasion, we are essentially placing a mental bookmark on an experience, thereby building a milestone in the story of your life.”
Then I did a bit more research, to understand more about the concept of celebrating. I started thinking about this because during the month of June, I get overwhelmed with celebrations. Or perhaps not with celebrations, but with the fact It’s me who has to organize all these celebrations.
Here’s a quick breakdown of what is going on during this month:
- International Day of the Child, which we celebrate in Portugal
- My birthday
- Portugal Day
- Father’s Day
- My son’s middle school graduation
- End of the school year celebrations
Quite a lot, right?
I find myself coming up with excuses to skip the importance of the celebrations, to avoid all the work of planning it all out! Then it got me thinking! We need to celebrate what is important to us. Celebrations are not only about big parties, but also celebrating the little things in life.
Celebrating is a mindset, a positive mindset.
And because I feel we all need to build on the positive mindset, here are the 5 reasons you should celebrate the little moments:
- Train the Positive Mindset
A positive mindset is like a muscle, the more you practice, the more natural it feels. Being in a positive mindset will bring you the energy to feel motivated and to start taking action.
- Practice Gratitude
Gratitude is the most powerful exercise you can use to believe what you have is a blessing, so you own your future. Helps to get rid of negative thoughts.
- Focus on the Journey
Focus on the small accomplishments, which will be an energizer to keep the focus on your future.
- Prepare for the Next Level of Achievement
Celebration is like a milestone in your brain, the finale of an accomplishment. It brings one challenge to a close. This will give you the space to continue and embrace a new challenge.
- Attract Success
Celebration means achievement, so others around you will feel the same way. The universe will be on your side attracting positive things. It is like the Law of Attraction!
So during this month, besides the big events, I am celebrating some other accomplishments. My daughter is now officially potty trained, my husband is submitting his first project to NASA, I am leading a leadership event at work, and my son is going to travel to Portugal to spend some time with my parents.
It is so important to celebrate those little things in life without BUTs.. Celebrate fully!
The other day I was saying Congratulations to a friend because she was promoted, and she told me.
“Finally, it happened, finally, my boss stood up for me. But now I’m concerned that he wants me to do more work.”
I was so surprised with what I was hearing, I had to reinforce her accomplishment!
“You should be happy, your organization finally recognized you! Are you doing something to celebrate?”
And my friend again, ”No, it’s only work. It’s not changing my life or anything!”
Look, perhaps it is not life-changing, but celebrating the hard work, and the fact she is recognized within her organization is so important! So do it!
And please, don’t think celebrating means you have to organize a big event! It is about you. Celebrate the way you feel appropriate.
Let me know if you agree?
What are you celebrating this month?