When you start expecting more from yourself and your goals get bigger and bigger, you might lose track of the progress you’ve already made. You might get stuck in “What’s next?” mode. I believe it’s very important to celebrate your wins, no matter how small or how big. Don’t rush into the next stage right away. Be proud of yourself for what you’ve already accomplished, look at how far you’ve came, write it down in a notebook, and then, go after the next big thing.
I am definitely guilty of this. I was commuting today, with a big smile on my face, singing and dancing, just having the time of my life, enjoying my own company, and laughing at myself here and there for being a such a dork. I felt a sense of love for myself. I was so proud of myself. In that moment, I realized how far I’ve come. I used to HATE being alone. I always needed someone else to keep me company. My self-worth used to depend on the people around me. I would lose myself in intimate relationships. My life felt meaningless for a while. I was completely codependent and I was utterly lost. I love spending time by myself now. I treasure it. I’m proud of how far I’ve came and how much I’ve endured. Self-love is a long, hard, and terrifying process, but I’ve made it my mission.
This made me realize that I don’t celebrate my wins enough. I don’t look back to see how far I’ve already come. As soon as I accomplish something, I’m onto the next thing. I’m definitely guilty of making myself feel bad if I’m not where I feel like I “need” to be by now, even though I’ve already come so far. I don’t think that’s fair. You should always treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping. You should always treat yourself like you would a friend or a child. Love yourself. Be proud of yourself. Pat yourself on the back. Look yourself in the mirror with a huge smile on your face. Be silly. Celebrate your wins. Why? Because you deserve it. Don’t waste a minute of your life.