Celebrating Small Wins, A Simple Guide to a More Fulfilling Life

oleh | Jan 19, 2024 | I Think... | 12 Komentar

It’s 2024 already – time seems to be racing ahead! 

This year I started NYE with a lot of thinking. Over the past few months, a sense of inadequacy has crept in. Juggling roles as a mom, worker, and woman, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was falling short. The negativity was overwhelming, and I knew something had to change.

Taking a step back, I pondered my purpose and how to navigate the challenges of having multiple roles. That’s why I kept asking whys until someday, out of the blue, the concept of “small wins” unexpectedly entered the picture and it changed my perspective.

If I were to explain what a small win is in a simple way, I’d describe it as steps in a journey – tiny yet purposeful moves that add up to progress in our goals. Sometimes, I think it’s also necessary to count and celebrate it too, at least to make ourselves better and help the mind. 

Well, now, I try to write down my five reasons why I’ve decided to embrace the practice of celebrating small wins in life:

  1. It reduces stress
    Stress, often fueled by overthinking and excessive worry, can be overwhelming. Celebrating small wins helps break down the complexity of goals into manageable steps, alleviating the burden of overanalyzing. I think this step is like solving a puzzle; you put piece by piece together to make a complete and satisfying picture. Each small win is a puzzle piece, and as you celebrate them, you’re assembling a mosaic of achievements that gradually forms the beautiful picture of success.
  1. It makes you more human and grateful
    Celebrating small wins brings out the human side in us. It fosters a sense of gratitude by redirecting our focus from what’s lacking to what we’ve achieved. This shift in perspective helps create a more balanced and appreciative mindset. It also prevents me from taking things for granted. It turns out there are many little aspects in life to be grateful for that sometimes we miss out on.
  1. It’s still a progress of your goals
    Small wins are building blocks for larger goals. Recognizing and celebrating these incremental achievements not only provides a sense of accomplishment but also propels you forward on the path to achieving your broader aspirations. Small progress is still progress, so I try not to underestimate my own achievements toward goals. Every step, no matter how small, contributes to the journey, and acknowledging these moments of progress helps me stay motivated and focused on the bigger picture.
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  1. It enhances self-awareness
    Regularly acknowledging and celebrating small wins cultivates self-awareness. It helps you understand your strengths and areas for improvement, empowering you to refine your strategies and approaches for continued growth. Don’t stress out about how you will celebrate it. Keep it simple and effective, as straightforward as treating yourself with sweets, taking a 10-minute break on social media, or even granting yourself the pleasure of watching one episode of your favorite show during your hectic day. The key is to appreciate the small victories in a way that fits seamlessly into your routine, making the celebration an easy and enjoyable part of your journey.
  1. Encourages consistency
    Celebrating small wins reinforces the importance of consistent effort. By recognizing progress along the way, you’re more likely to stay motivated and committed to your goals, fostering a habit of regular achievement. For instance, if your goal is to finish reading a set number of books in a year, celebrating small wins could involve acknowledging each completed chapter or reaching a certain percentage of your overall reading target. This not only keeps you motivated but also establishes a routine of regular reading, making the larger goal of finishing a set number of books in a year more achievable. The joy of celebrating these smaller accomplishments becomes a powerful driving force in maintaining your commitment to the larger reading goal.
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In closing, the journey of life is made up of countless small steps, each deserving of recognition. By celebrating these small wins, we not only reduce stress and foster gratitude but also pave the way for a more self-aware, consistent, and fulfilling life. 

Once again, happy new year 2024! Here’s to a year filled with appreciating the little victories that make life extraordinary!

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Hendra Suhendra
Hendra Suhendra
1 month ago

Kemenangan kecil sesekali memang perlu dirayakan. Setidaknya untuk memberikan penghargaan kepada diri sendiri. Dan yang terpenting, selalu bersyukur di setiap keadaan. Very nice sharing 👍👍👍

dea merina
dea merina
1 month ago

iya ya. kayaknya aku terlalu fokus sama hal yang besar sampe sering ngelupain small wins. padahal kita bisa jadi lebih semangat dan bersyukur dengan menyadari hal-hal kecil. happy (late) new year kak!

Ria Nugros
Ria Nugros
1 month ago

Setuju kak merayakan kemenangan boleh ajaa, selama bisa bawa positif buat diri sendiri. Selama tidak berlebihan tentunyaa, biar jadi semangat jugaa ke depannya

Yonal Regen
Yonal Regen
1 month ago

Celebrating small wins for every single our achievement is something good, which is that self reward and encourage ourselves

So, happy new years too, sister, good luck and hopely always happy and healthy

Nurul Mutiara R.A
Nurul Mutiara R.A
1 month ago

Setuju banget mbak. Kadang kita sering menginginkan sesuatu yang besar sehingga ketika mendapatkan kemenangan kecil rasanya kurang puas. Padahal kalau ada rasa syukur, pasti kemenangan sederhana itu terasa sangat berharga.

Okti
Okti
1 month ago

Ibarat berakit-rakit dahulu berenang-renang kemudian, ya. Jangan sampai goal besar aja yg jadi incaran. Yang kecil juga gak kalah jasanya padahal…

Sugianto
Sugianto
1 month ago

We need to celebrate every single of our good sides, our achievements, or event our steps . Celebrating small wins will give a big spirit in our life.

Fenni Bungsu
Fenni Bungsu
1 month ago

Setuju kak, namanya berproses harus semangat, biar ada progress sekalipun itu kecil, tapi disitulah kenikmatannya. Semangat.. semangat

Anggita R. K. Wardani
Anggita R. K. Wardani
1 month ago

I’ve been there. Pernah ada dalam posisi terlalu punya target tinggi sampe nggak memperhatikan banyak small wins yang udah aku dapat

Monica Anggen
Monica Anggen
1 month ago

Untuk meraih hal-hal besar, ada langkah-langkah kecil yang harus dilakukan secara rutin dan konsisten ya. Dan setiap keberhasilan dalam langkah kecil tersebut memang perlu dirayakan, sebagai bentuk penghargaan terhadap diri sendiri, sekaligus penyemangat. Thank untuk reminder yang penting ini, Mbak.

lendyagassi
lendyagassi
1 month ago

That’s a great idea, sis.
Sometimes, we get too caught up in big goals that we may not have achieved and the achievements of others. It’s important to appreciate every effort and labour that we’ve put in on this one day, for example. So celebrating small victories becomes part of the gratitude we show to ourselves.

Wahyuindah
Wahyuindah
1 month ago

Perkembangan progres memang harus dievaluasi ya mbak. Sejauh mana kita mencapai goal dan terus tingkatkan kemampuan. Pada akhirnya konsisten adalah kunci keberhasilan yang sesungguhnya. Sulit kelihatannya tapi bisa kalau dicoba.

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