I am trying to develop a new habit. Actually, I've been trying to do this for a while. And it seems within reach now!
For so long I have focused on a goal and the steps to get there—and I haven't always stopped part-way to that goal to celebrate the small successes along the way. I want to change that.
Do you do that, too? Are you so focused on the end result that you don't even notice how much you've already accomplished or how many changes you have made already?
If you have embarked on a new exercise program or you're trying to eat in a more healthy way, stop and pay attention to the changes you've made along the way. Celebrate each one.
Whatever your goal is, acknowledge the steps you've taken. Pat yourself on the back.
It's motivating to realize that you have made some changes already. It's energizing to look at small successes rather than just at the long climb ahead to get to the top of whatever goal you've set. Be good to yourself! Stop and celebrate you!