Ready to Celebrate?
I am 100% sure there is something you've accomplished today that deserves to be honored with a mini-party.
Not in the habit of celebrating your accomplishments? I feel that. There is barely enough time in the day to actually do the thing, let alone also take time to honor yourself for doing it. I am going to challenge you to have an open mind as we explore just how important acknowledging (and celebrating) your accomplishments is.
Here is my suggestion for a four-step journey you can use to increase clarity, productivity and alignment with your work.
Step 1: Play around with grounding and embodiment practices. *Not sure what this means? Check out this article.
Step 2: Before you sit down to do work or have big, important conversations, do a quick grounding/sensory activity
Step 3: Get the stuff done with much more ease
Step 4: CELEBRATE!
Celebrate because it is not easy to do the work. It can absolutely feel pleasurable when you're aligned, and that's ultimately the goal... but it's still not automatically easy, and celebration helps. It's 100% worth it to acknowledge your accomplishments.
Let's say you have a task that is going to require about two hours of your time. I encourage you to block out four hours in your schedule. Two hours is for the work and two hours is for the celebration. The effects will be more "sticky" if the celebration is immediate, but anything within 24 hours will help you associate the accomplishment with the celebration.
This will allow your brain and your body to create that clear connection between, "yeah, I did this thing and now I get to celebrate." This then allows the process of embodiment to sink in further, which makes it easier to get into the "doing the thing" space.
Laughing at me because I suggested a four-hour block of time? You'll get there! For now, start with an hour– 30 minutes of work and 30 minutes of celebration.
Not quite ready to be equal in your work and your celebration? Start even smaller with 30 minutes of work and a five-minute mini-celebration.
That celebration can be a face mask. It can be having a dance party in your living room. It can be going for a walk around the block. It can be reaching out to a friend who makes you smile.
You get to decide what the word "celebration" looks like and feels like to you.
No matter what, I invite you to decide that celebration is important, maybe even life-altering.
Embodiment first, then do the work, and then celebrate th