Over 50s Lifestyle

Tuesday’s Tip: Celebrating Your Achievements

August 15, 2017

Celebrating Your Achievements

When I was growing up it wasn’t really the done thing to celebrate your achievements.  Sure other people could congratulate you but the idea of you actually highlighting what you had achieved was more often than not looked upon as ‘bragging’.

Well times have changed and I think it is important for our self-esteem and mental health and well-being to take a moment to celebrate what you have achieved in your life.  You are valuing yourself and your accomplishments.

Celebrating Your Achievements

Achievements mean different things to different people and they can be on any scale. Even the smallest achievement is worth mentioning and celebrating.   Whatever makes you feel proud of yourself is an achievement.

Celebrating Your Achievements

Why you should celebrate your achievements

  • Increases your self-esteem and feeling of self-worth
  • Celebrating each step achieved in your goal will keep you motivated and on track
  • Builds a positive mindset
  • Encourages you to set your goals and keep working towards them
  • You become a role model and inspire others
  • Reinforces what you are capable of

4 things I’ve achieved since turning 50

  • I started running and ran a full marathon at 55 years old in the time I wanted.
  • I started a blog to encourage women of midlife and beyond to be the best they can be
  • I became a grandmother to my darling grandson, Ethan, who has brought constant joy to my life.
  • I became fit, fabulous, healthier and happier and a few weeks out from turning 60 feel motivated and excited about life.

So don’t hide under a bushel make a list of your achievements and celebrate today!  Be proud of you!

 

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12 Comments

  • Reply Donna August 15, 2017 at 04:54

    Hi. Sue – I believe that in our age group, our children are often more comfortable sharing and celebrating their achievements than we are. Thank you for reminding us of the importance (and benefits) of celebrating our own achievements. Thank you also for modeling the incredible achievements that you have made. Happy Birthday for this Thursday!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 18, 2017 at 07:47

      I know Donna it is something I suppose we had to learn. In our day you didn’t really sing your own praises but we should be proud of our achievements no matter how big or small. Thanks for the birthday wishes, it is actually on the 23rd but my party is on Sunday. x

  • Reply Debbie-Dabble August 15, 2017 at 09:58

    Sue,
    Love this post!! So encouraging!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 18, 2017 at 07:46

      Thank you for your lovely and positive comment Debbie. I hope you have a beautiful weekend xx

  • Reply Carol A Cassara August 15, 2017 at 23:47

    I’m all for celebrating everything. The more the merrier!

  • Reply Michele Morin August 18, 2017 at 21:23

    Great thoughts, Sue, and the picture you used reminded me of a TED talk I listened to recently. The speaker said that even people who do not have sight and could not have seen someone lift their arms in a triumphal pose when celebrating actually strike that pose when they achieve something, so apparently there is something built into us that our bodies can’t help but respond when we feel triumphant!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 19, 2017 at 15:05

      Isn’t that interesting Michele? We must have something inbuilt to react that way. I’ve only just discovered TED talks but there are some very interesting ones. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment and have a great weekend!

  • Reply Melody Smith August 18, 2017 at 21:59

    This is so important to remember, Sue. The celebration of the journey is what keeps us motivated to continue it. When I don’t want to get on the treadmill or cook instead of buying fast food, I think about how strong I feel when I’ve done those things, and I stay with it. When I’ve stumbled, I think back to how I’ve been able to recommit to it in the past. I have to admit, pride in what I’ve achieved has been a great motivator!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 19, 2017 at 15:06

      Oh yes Meloday, pride in what I’ve achieved is a great motivator for me as well. You seem to be self-motivated which is great even though at times you may not want to you end up doing it anyway. Good for you!

  • Reply Elise Cohen Ho August 24, 2017 at 01:10

    You are awesome. I love that you ran a marathon in your 50s. Never let anything hold you back.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 24, 2017 at 07:33

      Thank you so much Elise for the compliment. I didn’t think I could ever run a marathon but I did prove to myself I could do anything if I put my mind to it. Have a great day! xx

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