There is always something so satisfying when a plan comes together, right? Whether you have a trip planned or a special event with family, enjoying the moment is important. The key is to find a way to capture that great feeling of joy, happiness, and satisfaction.
This quote from Tom Peters, American writer on business management practices made me smile: "Celebrate what you want to see more of."*
Try This: Celebrate It!
What would you like to see more of? Key is to find those experiences that you'd like to experience more often. Here are some easy steps:
- First, identify what you love to do. Make a short list of 3-5 things such as a trip, a special vacation spot, lunch with a friend, going for a walk or other activity that pops into your mind.
- Next, do the test that your 3-5 fun experiences make you smile and your eyes sparkle. Each one has to elicit good responses to be able to celebrate.
- Finally, every morning this week, smile into your bathroom mirror as you say each one. If you really want to celebrate, throw your arms up, do a little dance, or clap with joy.
Finding ways to bring more fun, excitement, and joy into our lives is as easy as celebrating things we already do. One of mine is babysitting my grand puppy, Bailey. Her big brown eyes and wagging tail always bring a smile to my face. And there are other things that I celebrate with a big smile every morning in the bathroom mirror, like lunch with a girlfriend or walking with a buddy in the morning sun! Do you have something pop into your mind that makes you smile?