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Celebrate, Celebrate and Celebrate some more

June 8, 2009

Do you give yourself permission to celebrate? We all know about the traditional celebrations of birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduations and even funerals where there is a celebration of a person’s life.  What about the rest of the time?  Do you only celebrate when there is a formal event to commemorate?  Do you ever celebrate and acknowledge the gift that you are, the accomplishments that you have made, the dreams you have conquered?

It can be challenging to celebrate.  I know there are times when I have made a list of things I want to get done in a day, worked hard and achieved 80% of what I intended to only to berate myself for not accomplishing 100% and more.  Sound familiar?  The answer is probably YES. How unfair is that!!! You beat yourself up because you did not get it ALL done but get no acknowledgement for doing 80%.

So my question to you is!!!  When are you enough? When is what you do enough?  Who is setting the yardstick by which you measure yourself?  My goal in writing this blog is to help you recognize how hard you are on yourself, what standards you expect to achieve and how little credit you give to yourself for what you do achieve.  If we only look at what we did not do, how will we ever recognize how hard we work and celebrate who we are.

Take 3 deep intentional breaths

Identify simple achievable, realistic goals for what you want to accomplish today

Set the intention for how you want to feel while working on your goals

e.g. focused, clear, efficient

Set priorities

Break your day and goals into small timed segments

Set the intention before you begin each segment

Breathe deeply and intentionally at the beginning of each segment

Get to work

Take an intentional breath at the end of the segment


If you did not get all that you wanted done in that segment, go back to the steps above and identify simple, achievable realistic goals on how you want to accomplish the remainder of your goal.


Let me know how you celebrate.  How hard is it? What commitment do you want to make about celebrating?

Take care all and I will blog with you later this week.