Simple Victories: 3 Ways To Slow Down By Celebrating Small Wins

A fast-paced life prompts people to look further than the horizon—rushing to reach the finish line—set your own pace by following these steps.

The rise of hustle culture also gave rise to the further proliferation of meritocracy across the younger generations. Seeing all the huge milestones and achievements everyone is posting on social media, you couldn’t be anything but happy for them. But then again, you feel stuck celebrating others’ achievements, you suddenly remember how you’re not on the same level as they are, and you feel that you’re still on the first lap while they just crossed the finish line.

What you’re feeling is valid, and no one can say it isn’t. It is easy for anyone to say that life is not a race and that everyone runs at their own pace. Sometimes, the only achievements someone can bank on to feel better are simple victories. Little activities are considered mundane but fulfilling—you did it! Moreover, it is important to see smaller details when before looking at the bigger picture.

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How To Celebrate Small Wins

Celebrating simple victories is not as easy as you think. Seeing the beauty in the mundane is a step-by-step process of taking it easy and being short-sighted.  Appreciating small wins is an art that helps you power through every day. So how do we celebrate small wins? 

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Break down big goals into smaller ones

Looking at your end goal is sometimes intimidating. Furthermore, looking forward to the process of achieving this monumental goal is tiring on its own. Self-doubt will be your number one enemy in achieving your goal. 

Remove self-doubt by focusing on what you can do today. By breaking down a huge goal into smaller ones. You should take it one day at a time. Focus on little tasks that would eventually complete the bigger picture.  

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Reward yourself

Going to work, going to classes, or even waking up early are already hard things to do. Give yourself a pat on the back and reward yourself by completing simple tasks. Not all rewards should be grand like a designer bag or a luxury car, sometimes giving yourself an extra five minutes of sleep in the morning because you finished a module in your syllabus is enough.

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Track your progress

Lastly, see how far you’ve come by looking at your progress. List down all the small victories you’ve achieved. You’ll see that your small steps eventually paved a long road closer to your goal. 

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