Learning to celebrate the little things in life makes it all worth living. Sometimes, we have big goals to accomplish and even bigger dreams we’d love to live but that shouldn’t keep us from enjoying the little moment.
For me, I have found that enjoying the little things keep me grateful and gratitude makes me happy. Some good can be found on each day and no matter how little they are, you should celebrate them.
Someone once told me, “don’t wait for the big things in order to find happiness, because when a lot of little things come together they’ll make a big thing too”.
How To Celebrate The Little Things In Life
1. Practice Daily Gratitude
Practicing gratitude every day makes you realize the good that is happening in your life. Gratitude forces you to reflect on your day and your life in general. In doing that, you will likely notice more good things happening around you than the things that are going wrong.
Include this as a daily routine either via meditation or writing a gratitude journal. You can visit my Etsy Shop to get my Gratitude Kit for less than $3.
I created this Gratitude Kit for this specific purpose; to remember how to celebrate the little things. It has a page where you can record your good deeds (Gratitude In Action), another page for daily gratitude. I call it the 3 S’s; your appreciation for something, someone, and someplace. Lastly, a Daily Reflection Worksheet.
Doing this starts to make you feel more positive about your life and point out the little things that make each day special. It’s a heartwarming celebration of the little bits of good in every day.
2. Point Out Something Positive
In order to celebrate the small wins in life, you have to actively seek them out and notice them. Try not to get too caught up with focusing on what is going wrong.
The weird thing about life is that if you look around you will find a lot of negative things but that same look can show you a lot more positive things. It’s all about what you want to see. Practicing positive thinking exercises can make this easier to accomplish to where you naturally start seeing the good and celebrating them.
3. Don’t Compare Yourself To Others
Comparing yourself to others takes the focus off what is actually happening in your life. Even when you gain something it will make you feel like it is not enough because someone else seems to have more. Life is not a balanced scale. There is something you have a lot more than somebody else and vice versa. That’s just the way things are.
Stop worrying about what others are doing and just focus on yourself only. This may be harder to do if you are obsessed with social media and it’s the portrayal of a perfect life.
4. Be Present
Living in the present is a good way to notice what is happening around you. Don’t forget to be present! Even if you’re working to a larger, future goal, always remember to acknowledge the present moment. After all, all of these moments will eventually get you to where you’re going, so appreciate them! Celebrate them! Be in the moment and don’t let it pass you by.
5. Share Your Milestones and Be Proud
Don’t be afraid to toot your own horn every once in a while. After all, you deserve it! Be proud of your accomplishments. When you verbalize even your smallest wins, you validate them and become more motivated to keep at it. Who knows, you might even inspire others as well, so everyone wins! There are many other things you can do to take steps toward a better you and celebrate the small things in your life.
Enjoying every little thing is very vital to happiness. There are many more tips you can find on how to celebrate the little things in life. Don’t waste your time waiting to accomplish all your goals before you can celebrate them. Learn to enjoy everything along your journey.