Celebrate Small Victories

I heard a quote this week that was something along the lines of, “We say there are not enough hours in the day, but the truth is there is not enough focus.”

With this in mind, think about how you prioritize your time. It helps to break it into small increments.

Maybe you don’t have 24 hour days. Take out the time you spend sleeping, at work, commuting, household chores, etc. What do you have left? 6? 4?

That probably feels like nothing, but it’s a start. Take your 5 hours, and decide what you want to do with them. Do you want to plan a trip? Do you want to cook a new meal? Do you want to watch Netflix?

Celebrate your small victories. All of them.

Perhaps you planned to go to the gym today and didn’t make it. You made a plan. Celebrate that. Did you put your shoes by the door? Did you get dressed for the gym? Pump your fists in the air. Do a little dance. You are one step closer than you were last week when you didn’t even have a plan.

There are going to be bad days. These are inevitable. Life is going to knock you down and make you want to quit.

But you’re going to get back up, because you deserve to.

Because you are alive, and you have something to contribute to this world. Don’t know what that is? That’s okay.

I know you don’t want to be sad. You don’t want to be angry. You’re going to feel these things, but they won’t last forever, and that’s why you’re going to get back up.

You are great.

You’re not behind. Today is a new day. Make your plan, and start working to put it into action. And celebrate every teeny tiny baby step you accomplish along the way.

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