You might already have a gratitude journal on your bedside table. A place to collect your thoughts at the end of the day and document everything you’re thankful for in life. To take that one step further, you might also consider taking time to celebrate you!
As we wrap up 2016 and look forward to the possibilities that 2017 can bring, take a few moments to reflect on your year and your accomplishments – big and small.
Taking the time to appreciate yourself can help everyone on a journey of personal growth and self-discovery and it can be especially impactful for those working on their sobriety. Practicing self-gratitude can give you the confidence and momentum you need to keep moving in the right direction as you enter the next phase of your life.
Here are a few ideas to get started!
(1) Think about what you’ve learned. Sometimes some of the most profound accomplishments in life are actually things you can’t see. Think about what you’ve learned this year – perhaps a new skill or something you’ve learned about yourself.
(2) Consider how you’ve helped others. You should be proud of the things you’ve accomplished for yourself and also how you’ve touched the lives of others. What friendships were born (or mended) this year?
(3) Make it a new tradition! Taking the time to add an extra end-of-year entry in your gratitude journal can help support your goal of continuous self-improvement. And, you can also expand this to include your friends and family too. If you’re planning on celebrating the New Year, consider asking everyone to share three things they are proud of accomplishing that year.
(4) Celebrate bad habits you’ve consciously tossed aside! You should be proud of the positive improvements you’ve gained and the negative distractions you’ve overcome. Did you finally stop smoking or learn how to curb your spending? These feats are worth celebrating!
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