How Do You Celebrate Your Achievements?
To help you find joy in your achievements, we asked a Career Coach and a director of content, among others, to share their strategies. From sharing accomplishments with loved ones to taking walks for deep acknowledgement, here are six ways these professionals celebrate their accomplishments, no matter how small, to maintain a sense of happiness.
- Share Accomplishments with Loved Ones
- Practice Daily Gratitude for Small Wins
- Combine Team Gratitude and Reflection
- Celebrate Growth Milestones
- Ring the Bell of Achievement
- Take Walks for Deep Acknowledgement
Share Accomplishments with Loved Ones
This answer may seem plain, but I am discussing my accomplishments. I don’t mention them to people to brag, but saying them out loud makes me feel good. Sharing with those who care about me and allowing them to share in my excitement brings a whole new level of happiness.
Practice Daily Gratitude for Small Wins
I take the time to do a gratitude practice. Even five minutes a day helps you recognize accomplishments you’ve achieved, even small ones. It’s been a game-changer for me in terms of allowing myself permission to celebrate my wins and the things I’m working towards, too.
Combine Team Gratitude and Reflection
We celebrate our accomplishments, no matter how small, by practicing gratitude and reflection. This approach fosters a positive mindset, leading to a 20% increase in overall employee satisfaction and motivation.
For instance, at the end of each week, we acknowledge and appreciate our individual and collective achievements during a brief team meeting. By expressing gratitude for the progress made, we cultivate a culture of positivity and resilience, nurturing a sense of fulfillment and happiness among team members.
This simple, yet powerful, practice enables us to maintain a strong sense of purpose and motivation, propelling us to continue striving for excellence and personal growth.
Celebrate Growth Milestones
I’ve come to realize that both triumphs and setbacks are milestones on the journey of growth. When I achieve something, I might indulge in my favorite treat or take a moment of quiet reflection.
But interestingly, I’ve also started to celebrate the bumps in the road. Each time I face a challenge, I remind myself of the learning it brings, maybe share it with my team or friends, and then toast to the resilience we’ve shown. After all, it’s the blend of wins and lessons that shapes our story and keeps us moving forward.
Ring the Bell of Achievement
As a business owner, I often have a lot on my plate, and this means that accomplishments can be easily brushed aside; there is always another goal to move towards. The truth is, I’ve never been the type to toot my own horn, anyway.
But a few years ago, I noticed that the seasonal emotional slump that usually came during winter was starting a few weeks earlier and lasting longer too. My team said they’d been experiencing the same thing.So, we implemented a new protocol for the entire office.
Inspired by one of our favorite reality shows, we installed a bell in the corner of the office. Whenever someone lands a new client, makes a successful placement, or closes a big deal, they get up and give it a clang.
It sounds a little silly, but the consequence is a more joyful workplace, and the effects are immediate and palpable: all of our moods have improved, even during the winter doldrums.
Take Walks for Deep Acknowledgement
One of my favorite ways to celebrate achievements is by taking a long walk. This solitary time lets the significance of the accomplishment settle, preventing the rush to “what’s next.” By truly internalizing my successes, I build emotional resilience that helps during tougher times. I recommend everyone find a method to deeply acknowledge and internalize their accomplishments.
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