Daily Routine,  Mental Health,  Self Care

Celebrate Small Victories

Big things don’t happen everyday. A new job, a promotion, a baby, a marathon are once in awhile things for most people. But there is something to celebrate everyday, we just have to look for them.

You might think “well that sounds positive and cheery Chrissy.” And it is, because I believe we should totally pat ourselves on the back. “But I haven’t done anything special in a long time.” I bet you have.

On social media we often talk about the small things we do everyday under the guise of what some people call Adulting. Paying those bills, washing the clothes, or doing the dishes are all things worth bragging about.

Over on Instagram Making Daisy Chains likes to call it #boringselfcare. That’s right, taking care of ourselves, our bodies, and our mental health are Instagramable.

This morning was a rough one. I didn’t sleep well last night and it was forecast to rain all day. When the hubs alarm went off I thought “maybe I can sleep a few hours with the bed to myself.” But by 9am it was clear that wasn’t going to happen.

I also enjoy a bit of green among the concrete.

It would have been easy to grumble, roll over, and ignore the day, but I got up, took my meds, put on pants, and left the apartment. I call that a big victory over chronic pain and depression.

I mentioned this on Twitter, and others got to celebrate with me!

I was able to get some reading and writing done. I also ate an incredible lunch and had to walk some of it off because I was FULL. Then I got a massage. I could have stayed in bed until almost 1, but I would have missed out on what the morning had to offer.  That’s something to celebrate.

You should celebrate the small things too. Let me know in the comments what you are up to!

Are you having a hard time getting out of that funk and celebrating? Check out 5 Self Care Tasks for When You Feel Blah and download some merit badges to brag about it.

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