This weekend many in the U.S. are celebrating Labor Day weekend – an extended weekend to kick off this transitional time focused around work. A time to exhale once more after summer and to get rejuvenated before the holiday season.
Over the past few days as I’ve been catching a breath after a successful Health:Further Summit, I began to think about what was next. My mind immediately went to planning for the next couple of months around what I want to accomplish. While that isn’t a bad thing in itself, I thought about how to best make use of this long weekend that could be beneficial both mentally and physically.
Then it dawned on me: look back and celebrate all the wins!
One of most important things you can do as someone who building the future is to celebrate your wins. This not only provides a boost of encouragement in an often tumultuous journey but it also creates building blocks of resilience when the tough times come next (which, they will).
A few months ago I grabbed a great planner (paper, gasp!) to help chart out my days and get better at visualizing the future. It’s worked tremendously so far. But you know what else is great? Being able to document my wins and reflect on it during this weekend. I really think this is a key component to personal development. In a time when attention spans are short and our daily actions are often chronicled in the digital ether, it pays huge dividends to review your wins – big and small – on your journey.
So I encourage you this weekend to take some time and look back over 2016. What are some things you got done that pushed you further toward your vision for a healthier future. How did you overcome a fear that resulted in a win not just for yourself but for others? Those are the best.