Hello out there, how are you today?
I hope you are well even though it might be different. If that is the case, I wish you all the support you need.
I wish we would take ourselves more seriously
Sometimes I wish the question “How are you?” would be taken more seriously. I wish we would take a moment every day and check in with ourselves to find out what’s going on in our emotions and thoughts. And I wish we would take a moment to define an achievement we have reached.
It does not need to be anything big. If you live with depression getting out of bed is an achievement. If you are an entrepreneur reaching new customers is an achievement. But do you celebrate your achievements or do you think its “just” something you do?
For a long time I wasn’t aware of my achievements
For a long time, I haven’t seen anything in my life as an achievement until a counsellor mentioned to me, that surviving a difficult childhood is a big achievement. That made me wonder: “What have I achieved?” Surely, not all in my life was “just something I did”.
So I developed a habit of patting myself on the back once a week for something I had achieved. Women do not do that a lot in our Western culture. We do not seem to give ourselves credit for what we do. Neither does society very often.
However, it is such a motivating thing to hear from someone or say to yourself: “Well done, lady!” It is also an inspiring thing to define your own achievements and not to worry about what others might consider one. Because that shifts constantly and it is often ambiguous. It is very freeing to develop your own definitions of achievement and then giving yourself credit for them.
I invite you to discover your achievements
So, I invite you today to think of one thing that you have achieved since last Thursday and feel free to share it in the comments. Because I would love to give you a pad on your back and say to you: “Well done, lady!”
That is something I would love to do every Thursday so we can develop a pool of achievements for empowering ourselves. What do you think?
And just to give you an idea about what you can consider an achievement from leaving a job you hated to giving a speech here is a list of 50 things every woman should do according to “The Active Times”. I bet you have done many of these already which gives you your achievement.
I have managed to get my first “proper” blog post out!
Lovely to meet you!
Thanks for stopping by and reading. I appreciate you and am looking forward to your achievements.
Good vibes your way
You can do it!