Yesterday I had a great day. In fact, I’ve had a couple of really good days lately. The first time, I went out to eat with some family members and was pretty relaxed the whole meal – I did extremely well!
I think it’s important for us to recognize when we do well. We spend so much time berating ourselves when we struggle, that I think we sometimes forget the importance of tapping ourselves on the shoulder when we succeed. There is nothing wrong with taking pride in our progress, no matter how big or small these achievements may seem to others.
Each step we take is important. Every time we succeed, we see just how strong and capable we are. To not take note of our progress would be a huge mistake! We need to build ourselves up, not constantly focus on bringing ourselves down.
So next time you notice yourself making progress, write it down. Reward yourself by telling yourself what a great job you did. Heck, if you want, treat yourself to a little something!