Celebrating your wins is super important (and fun) and it really helps you create a loving relationship with yourself and the work you do.
Now, I’ll be real…
Most people I work with find that Celebrating and Rewarding themselves is actually really HARD to do at first.
To be honest, it can be. I also found it very hard (and still do at times) to set a goal / my vision, which has a personal reward I attached to the end result and when I achieve the goal, I still question if I should treat myself to the end reward. All my old limiting beliefs can surface; “did I work hard enough for this?” – “maybe I need to do better and work harder.” – “do I deserve this reward?”.
Yea, a bunch of B.S. will try to step in and keep you from celebrating yourself –
It’s our duty to break free from this limitation and CELEBRATE!!
Just this past weekend I went to Nordstrom to buy a handbag because I was in celebration mode! I had hit a big milestone financially and I set a goal of buying myself something nice as soon as I achieved it. I mean, I worked super hard for it. However, by the time it came down to saying “hell yea” to the sales person (I was the crazy woman trying on every.single.bag. to make sure I was right with my decision) and pay – I wanted to stop myself.
“Do I really need this?” I said to Ryan.
My man knows when my self-doubt and my own crap limiting beliefs come in, so as a supportive partner would, he just smiles and says “buy the bag Kris”.
It was very interesting – as I was trying on many different handbags to get the “feel”, I walked into the Celine section (which is next on my goal board) and the woman handed me the gorgeously stitched bag, she showed me every detail and I told her this was next on my “celebrate my hustle” list – she looked at me and said “Stay focused on your goal” and I took this as a sign to let go of this crap that was holding me back and just freaking reward myself and my hard work, so I can reprogram my self-worth even more.
This gorgeous, hand stitched Rebecca Minkoff did come home with me (I shared all the details on snapchat: krisbritton) and I love it! I also have a reward in mind for my next goal and I love the challenge to achieve it.
Setting handbag goals might not be YOUR thing, but I encourage you to stretch yourself in your goals and attach a reward or celebration to all you do! Heck, if you write a blog post 5 days this week, get your first paying client, whatever you set as your goal, make sure to reward yourself with a frozen yogurt or a relaxing yoga class! All I encourage you to do is get into the habit of praising yourself, filling your own love tank up, so you work hard and share your message with the world (especially when fear comes up) with love!
Quick reminder – you will face the question of “do I deserve this”, trust me, I know….
So you might need an accountability partner there with you to remind you why you do deserve this and let them show you your blindspots.
Hey – we all work out of fear or love.
I will hustle for something I want. My guy, Ryan works better out of fear of losing something, which sparks his hustle to stay committed to his personal growth so he doesn’t fall back. We all achieve our goals out of pain or pleasure.
My message for you today…
Get in the habit of celebrating and rewarding yourself daily for the 5 things you rocked at.
Yup – this means every day you list out 5 things you ROCKED at.
How will you treat yourself today? Maybe a bubble bath, dark chocolate, a dinner out?
You deserve a great celebration of self, your work, and all you bring to the world!
I want to hear from you – what do you do to celebrate yourself / your work / your action? Or what would you like to do to celebrate yourself?