How many of your milestones have you achieved? How did you celebrate achieving those?
Most of the time, we can’t answer the second question.
In the middle of hustling and getting things done, we forget to celebrate milestones. What we don’t realize is this action or the lack of it contributes highly to burning out.
Think about it - we take apart a big goal into smaller goals (aka milestones) so that it doesn’t seem too big or too daunting. So that it doesn’t seem like an impossible and far-fetched idea. Each milestone is a step closer to that big goal.
Achieving each milestone is a big deal and yet, we just blow past it and move on to the next because we want to get to the big goal as quickly as we can.
So we do not pause and take a moment to see what we’ve done and how much we’ve grown.
We don’t stop to recharge.
We don’t pace ourselves.
We charge through milestone after milestone and just when the big goal is at arm’s length, we breakdown and give up.
Remember, it’s not a race. It’s a marathon.
You’ve done so much! Look back, pause, celebrate, give yourself a pat on the back.
Doesn’t have to be big.
Go get your favorite ice cream. 🍦
Give yourself a day-off. 🧖♀️
Sit under the sun. ☀️
Let yourself recharge and come back with a refreshed mind and body. You’ll thank yourself for it.