Why and how should we celebrate our small achievements

Hello, my awesome readers.

Last week I did a 4-day series called, “My thoughts” Where I shared with you, my thoughts about

What you need to know about friendship and Vulnerability

Why we shouldn’t be envious of other people

Why we must trust that what is ours won’t pass us by

Letting go is easy when we know our worth

Today, I wanted to add a little sprinkle of motivation to last week series, by helping you understand why and how should we celebrate our small achievements; with this in mind, let’s look at what does the word achievement means.

According to merriam-webster.com/dictionary/achievement means “A result gained by effort”

Now we can agree that life is hard, and sometimes doing the little things (Dr apt, writing a new post etc.)  seems to be the hardest. Therefore, we must be kind to ourselves by motivating ourselves often.

I know some of you might be thinking I do reward myself when I achieve something by going shopping, dinner etc.

It’s great that you reward yourself, but sometimes it takes money that you may not have to make those rewards happen.  I also believe we forget to reward our small accomplishment.

For this reason, I’m going to show you a simple, affordable way to motivate and cheer yourself on.

First, you need to buy different kind of motivational stickers; they don’t have to be expensive, but make sure they are beautiful. (See below) R1
Life is not only hard in kindergarten, why should we only get sticker acknowledgment then. As I mentioned earlier life is hard so use stickers when you

  • Updated your resume
  • Got your laundry done
  • Budget your money

This sticker reward will help you in two ways.

One it will increase your self-esteem by giving your life perspective a positive boost.

Second, it will help you keep better track of what you have achieved and the tasks you need to finish in order to accomplish your dream goals.

If you look at the picture below, every task I completed I placed a sticker next to it.

On the left side of the paper you will find a sticker that says “Later” this lets me know what I need to get done.

Can you see how the stickers reward method, helps me know quickly what I have accomplish. (See Below)

R2

I challenge you to try the sticker reward method, it helps me and I know it can help you. But before I go I want to say thank you, to my fellow creative women queens, because I know they will be trying this reward strategy method. When you do try it, leave me some feedback here (click the link that says Feedback) What “small task” would you give yourself a sticker for? Loved this post share it and Subscribe today to receive motivational emails Bi-weekly.

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  1. Ashley says:

    I definitely love celebrating small accomplishments, but I am not sure I will do so with stickers. It could be that my littles would steal my reward. Or it could be that I love the reward of cupcakes and cookies. (that I may steal from my littles) 😉
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  2. Carly June says:

    I’m currently in high school, and I honestly still get so excited when my teachers include stickers for good scores on tests and quizzes! It’s such a simple little thing but it really is an easy motivator 🙂

  3. Jolleen says:

    I’m not sure where I would put my rewarding stickers, but it seems like a cute idea 😋
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  4. Ashley says:

    I like this idea. I usually reward myself by buying something and that is not good at all for my bank account!
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  5. Rachee says:

    I like this sticker idea. I’ll add some sticker bling to my daily calendar.
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  6. I love ‘ticking’ items off my to-do list and often find that rewarding enough. But sometimes when I want to have a little extra fun, I’ll draw a smiley face. Stickers are cute, though, and I used to collect them when I was little. Might be a little nostalgic to bring some out again. Thanks for the idea!
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  7. Bri says:

    A small task I would give myself a sticker for is waking up before 9 am. I like the sticker system because it is a great visual that allows you to see what you have accomplished for the day.

  8. Every achievement is worth celebrating for because you’ve worked for it. Celebrating it also motivates you to do more.
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  9. Danii says:

    What a great idea! Sometimes we forget that it is all the little things that lead to us creating massive results. Have always been a sticker fan so will have a go at this method. Thanks 🙂

  10. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    I completely agree. I try to recognize all the great things my kids do 🙂

  11. Leilani says:

    Does a piece of candy count as a sticker? haha Wish I hadn’t given away my elementary sticker collection. That was good stuff. Mmmm….remember the smelly ones?
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  12. I love the idea of rewarding effort. We don’t use stickers anymore bc they are older but I do reward them with a good movie, or a special dessert.
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  13. Shaylee says:

    I love me some stickers! Who says adults can’t love them too? I would give myself one for remembering all the paperwork I had to get done this morning and doing it!
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  14. Leslie says:

    I love this idea! Who doesn’t love stickers, right. I may do this, it seems like a great way to stay motivated.
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  15. Super cool idea! I would need a “got laundry done” for everyday of the week, as I seem to constantly being doing laundry.
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  16. tara pittman says:

    a reward is sometimes the only way I get things done. My boys work better that way too.
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  17. Jennifer B says:

    I often forget to reward myself for getting all the little things done! This is a fun and easy way to do just that. I am going to give it a try, plus I love stickers! :))

  18. Erica says:

    I love this. I really look for ways to help my clients reward themselves in ways that don’t have to do with food. And yes, cost can often be a factor. I think this is such a great idea! I personally loved getting gold stars as a kid. And I used to adore my sticker collection. So I’m definitely going to try this for myselfl. I could totally use a good job sticker today, becausing I had an exhausting day, and I got through it!
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  19. chastity says:

    Sometimes I feel you should reward yourself more for the little things, because you seem to have so many of those! Plus, it’s always nice to pat yourself on the back:)
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  20. Liz Mays says:

    I don’t use stickers, but a simple check mark makes me feel as good as a sticker. I love completing lists!
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  21. Roya says:

    I am so happy I came across your blog. Thank you for sharing such useful notes. We hardly take time to reward ourselves. I guess, It is importantI to always acknowledge ourselves first. I should learn to do so.

  22. I remember stickers like that when I was young or even my kids were young, or giving them to them once in a while to be funny (they are teens now). But you are right… I need to give myself, and the teens, a ‘smiley face you did great’ more often, even for small things. 🙂

  23. Elizabeth O. says:

    Small achievements are little steps toward our ultimate goal. And that’s why we should recognize them.

  24. I need a sticker. I updated my resume last night. Woo Hoo!!
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  25. Censie says:

    My kids love sticker charts – maybe I need to make one for me too! 😉
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  26. Jasmine says:

    Agreed! All those little things amount to the big ones and they deserve to be celebrated

  27. I do LOVE simple things in life where money can’t buy and just be happy and celebrate it.
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  28. Rosey says:

    In the past I’ve tended to de-emphasize my achievements. That meant those around me were doing the same. I am now learning not to do that anymore.

  29. CourtneyLynne says:

    Omg what a great idea! Who doesn’t love fun stickers lol.

  30. Ralph says:

    Hmmm, the sticker method is a really good idea. My wife decided that she would be responsible for celebrating my accomplishments since I tend to think big picture and sometimes miss the small stuff.. There was a time last year when I was accomplishing long-term goals in half the time.

    I like to track my progress too so maybe the sticker thing will help me remember the small steps towards bigger goals. Good stuff!
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