GPS Guide: 4 Reasons To Celebrate The Small Victories

10/22/2013 08:24 am ET

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- of course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.

GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify solutions that work for you. We all have de-stressing "secret weapons" that we pull out in times of tension or anxiety, whether they be photos that relax us or make us smile, songs that bring us back to our heart, quotes or poems that create a feeling of harmony, or meditative exercises that help us find a sense of silence and calm. We encourage you to look at the GPS Guide below, visit our other GPS Guides here, and share with us your own personal tips for finding peace, balance and tranquility.

It feels pretty darn good to celebrating achieving a milestone -- and it should! But there are easy ways to cultivate that feeling every day. Celebrate small victories like crossing a task off your to-do list or getting to work early. Here's why your small victories should never go unnoticed.

  • You Deserve It
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    A celebration can be a moment for yourself, a reward for what you did right.

    Small tasks often go unnoticed, but celebrating an achievement of lesser importance will help you feel recognized for all the hard work you put into the day.
  • Boost Your Mood
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    A high-five, an exchange of smiles or a happy dance can give you a more positive outlook on the day.
  • Gain Motivation
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    Celebrating the day's victories allows you to reflect on the progress you've made, reminding you that you are capable of achieving more than you think -- and that can be a great form of motivation. Acknowledge your achievements and get working on your next one!
  • Build Your Self-Esteem
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    It feels good to celebrate yourself -- don't be bashful. Small celebrations are humble events that make you realize that you can do whatever you set your mind to.

Need some ideas of what to celebrate today? Check out these 11 Little Victories To Celebrate, Just Because.

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