celebrating the small victories

Sometimes it’s the little things that prove challenging – going to the supermarket when you don’t feel like it, cleaning your house, actually completing a craft project. Or even making your way through an entire tv series.

But rarely do we celebrate these. Perhaps for fear of others laughing at our seemingly pathetic achievements, or perhaps we don’t recognise the true value they hold.

Today was a rather uneventful day for me, but I want to take a moment to be proud of the assignment I submitted, the poster I made (even if it wasn’t top quality) and the food that now lines the shelves of my pantry. These are small successes in my life, but they still represent my ability to function as an adult in this world, and to do what needs to be done (I’ll admit, I only went to the supermarket because I had nothing to eat for breakfast).

If I don’t feel pride over these tiny events, then the day will seem wasted. I will have achieved nothing, because I will ignore what I did manage to do. And that’s when you stop appreciating what you do have in your life, and what you are capable of. By being grateful for every moment, you can certainly increase your satisfaction in life.

Plus, it’s always nice to have an excuse to celebrate with a nice meal and a movie (I’m watching High Fidelity).

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