Celebrate the Small Stuff

one thing we sometimes forget to do when mapping out a HUGE goal we have... whether that's a health/fitness goal, weight loss goal, business venture, family goal, etc. is CELEBRATE the wins along the way.

it’s something I learned which helped me tremendously on my health journey. simply celebrating small successes. so. with every 5 pounds, I would treat myself to something...

  • a full body massage

  • a new facial mask I have been eyeing

  • an avocado t-shirt

  • a pair of @JCrew shorts to show off my hard work

  • a night to binge watch my favorite tv series (don't judge, it's currently Castle)

here’s the kicker though, I did this ONLY with my health journey or with the kids goals… not with my business. what?!?

that’s completely bonkers, right? but with every goal I set for myself with my virtual brain + gut health business… I would break a HUGE goal down into bite size bits. and when I crossed off one of the smaller bits, I would simply rush to go to the next one… and the next one… and the next one. NEVER CELEBRATING!!! and if you never celebrate ANYTHING, eventually over time, you lose focus… you get frustrated by not reaching your goal or never having enough of ___ (insert something) ___… you, well, burn out.

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once, I realized this I knew something needed to change… and fast. so. I took a gander at the goals which were set for myself… in business, in relationships, with the kid’s homeschooling, with little man’s therapy, my health/fitness journey, etc. and jotted down items of what I could do NEXT when my goal was reached. it’s that simple.

whatever goal you have set for yourself... make sure to take a beat to celebrate the SMALL wins with something YOU find rewarding!

just be cautious that these celebrations don't set you back (aka. don't binge eat Ben & Jerry's when you are trying to shed some poundage).

things to celebrate:

  • made your bed every single day this week/month: snag yourself some fresh flowers to go on the nightstand to give your bedroom that romantic vibe… or feeling really inspired, make your bed up with fresh linens or even consider adding a new throw pillow to the mix. (but don’t tell the hubster you got that idea from me!)

  • hitting your water intake: grab a new snazzy water bottle you have been eyeing and use it as your water bottle to take to work.

  • you laced up each day and crushed a workout: take yourself a candlelit epsom bath and enjoy the soak on those tired + toned muscles… or feeling extra fancy, treat yourself to a massage if you hit your workouts for the full month.

  • finished a work task: take a walk outside and bask in the sunshine, grab a cup of coffee with a friend, or go get a manicure so your fingernails will look super fresh when creating at your desk!


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this week, some things I am celebrating include:

  1. unpacking the kitchen… seriously. that’s a TASK in itself, am I right? how will I celebrate? with baking a fresh apple pie using our knives, cutting board and fancy pie dish I snagged at the family’s Christmas party (hello, white elephant gift!)

  2. crushing homeschooling this week… in the midst of unpacking, finding new dentists/dance classes/physical therapists and launching our digital magazine, "No Brainers”. this mama bear still rocked homeschooling. the Gillies are in kindergarten, but it still counts! so we are treating ourselves to a visit at the local bookstore where I know we may all end up walking out with a new book!

  3. waking up and crushing a business goal I set for myself… how will I celebrate this, love? well. a dear friend who I met in a mastermind group I was part of last year is visiting ME- what? so, we are going to have a girl’s night out with dinner and hopefully, snag a photo of ourselves in the local VW van Photo Booth. I can’t make the last part up… I’m stoked about this.

{ do folks still say, ‘stoked’? }

want to see a glimpse on how I set my goals? I got you covered, love!

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GOAL SETTING TIPS

+ write out your MAIN goal

+ set a date for when you would like to accomplish this goal… give it a REASONABLE deadline!

+ break down this goal into bite-size pieces and schedule those tasks out

+ brainstorm some ideas on how you can TREAT yourself when you accomplish those bite-size tasks

NOTE: how you treat yourself doesn’t mean “spend money”… it could be a walk, window-shopping, watching a movie with a loved one, playing SORRY with the family, etc.

Now. I am curious… what are some goals you have for yourself, love + how do you plan to celebrate? Don’t be shy, shoot them this way or heck, message me on social media either IG or FB! Would absolutely LOVE to shout you out + support you on your way!

 
A goal without a plan is simply a wish.

 

now.

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if you want to hear more about what I have in store or up my sleeve this fall, well… give me a second to “word vomit” on YOU. I’ve been working behind the scenes to create a digital magazine, aka. NO BRAINERS.

sort of like a guide which focuses on optimal brain + gut health. it’s filled with nutritious (and simple) recipes, health hacks, green beauty tips and a wee bit more.

SHUSH YOUR FACE, right? sounds amazing!!!

now, the digital magazine is still in beta-testing phase… but if you’d like to keep in the know about the details + get your hands on the first copy (which comes out the end of December) then love, click the button BELOW!


alright, loves.

that’s all I have for you this week. if you want to follow our crazy adventures more, I go a wee bit deeper in our Brain + Gut Health Explorers community. otherwise, stay in the loop with snippets here where I’ll share next week some of our favorite recipesand workouts that I’m following to keep mama sane and the MFP (mama-fanny-pack) at bay!

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love + gumption.

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Brain + Gut Health Explorer