2022 for me was one for the books and not in a good way. Seriously, a roller coaster of emotions for a variety of different reasons.
Sadly, I allowed myself to be negative majority of the time. It's just so easy to dig yourself into a hole and allow negativity to ruin a day, week, or even a full year. Especially because I'm an over-thinker.
At the end of last year I felt like I got kicked while I was down. Instead of wallowing in self pity I started to watch church by myself online and take notes. I read Live by Said Robertson (highly recommend). Through that book Sadie said that she chose celebrate as her word one year and goes on to explain about really living life. So, I felt that 2023 was a good time to really incorporate this into my life.
One way I've incorporated celebrate into this year is in my notes section on my phone the goal is to find something good in every day. Sometimes I write it in the morning about the day before, sometimes I note things before I go to bed. And you know what? I've missed a couple of days. In the past I probably would've given up or beat myself up for skipping. Now, I just say it's okay and I make sure I get the next day.
A few items on my list:
Got a workout in
Saw a pretty sunset
Got to babysit my niece
Organized my storage unit
My coffee was really good that morning
Every day might not be good, but there's something good in every day. It doesn't have to be a big, exciting day in order to celebrate. I'm learning to celebrate little wins. Like getting to spend time with my niece while I'm close to home right now. Got my storage unit organized and ready on the off chance I move soon. One morning I made really good coffee!
I'm learning to zone in on the present and truly live where my feet are at. This is helping me celebrate every day. Just learning overall how to enjoy life and quit being hung up on letting little things ruin my day or just having a bad attitude. It sounds so simple, yet being negative comes so easy. The hard part can be staying positive.
So, If you're still hung up on anything that happened last year that's out of your control, let it go and learn to look forward to what's yet to come. Here's to celebrating little and big achievements in 2023!