What happens when you’re too busy to celebrate? First of all, I don’t believe in being “too busy,” but that’s a post for another day! Secondly, there’s an incredibly simple way to celebrate, even if you think you’re too busy.
Are you ready for this? It may actually be too complicated (just kidding).
Notice the ordinary moments that hold extraordinary joy.
You know the ones.
The moments where you realize you’re witnessing what you’ve always craved in real life. You’ve done the exact thing you’ve set out to do. It’s finally happening. You get the tingles down your spine or the swell of energy in your soul. It’s a split second of awareness that you’re creating and experiencing everything you ever wanted.
You might not even realize that you’re witnessing it because working hard and achieving things is just what you do. You don’t generally notice. You don’t often celebrate. I didn’t always notice the tiny joyful moments either. That’s okay. Get into the practice of it now and turn looking for moments of joy into habit.
If you haven’t yet taken a look back on your year (or even your month) to search for moments of joy, do it now. Someties, it’s hard to notice these moments. That’s okay. When finding small moments of joy to celebrate gets hard, find a quiet place by yourself to listen. In that time, listen to your spirit and your heart.
Success Tip: Pause for 5 minutes and write down everything that feels joyful to you in your life. Remind yourself of these joys when you feel anxious or stressed.
Another way to pause and celebrate when you don’t have time is to be in the energy of celebration. Drop into what it feels like in your body. It probably feels a lot like the energy of gratitude. It’s happy and positive overall, so it’s a feeling with lots of high vibes.
It can also be looking at things a different way. Acknowledge the people who are following you on social. Pay attention to the people in your life you love spending time with. You can be in the energy of celebration and joy by being aware of all the positives around you.
Notice the joy today, this weekend, in the coming month, in the new year. Celebrate those moments of joy and see how they multiply in front of your eyes. Pretty soon, you won’t feel too busy—you’ll habitually notice them.