Hello lovely readers.
I feel like we have bond of sorts, non?
MAY I ask y’all a question?
…all pun intended there.
How are you guys? Amazing I hope?
I’m good…could be better but i’m good either way.
So how are your Maydays coming along? Are we checking what we’re eating? Or have we abandoned ship already. I’m snacking on a slice of banana bread(read cake) and a mug of apple cinnamon infusion as I type this…
ps. there’s a cheddar chicken bacon sandwich calling my name once lunch rolls around. Surprisingly, I’m always eating in the office. My workmates have come to realize that I’ll always have a snack in my bag…an apple, peanuts, cashews, chevda…I’ve got the stash. And then I bought the kettle,,,so it’s all about that apple cinnamon tea whenever the desire hits.
Anywho, that’s not the point of this one.
THE LITTLE THINGS:
When you’re a perfectionist / have
slight OCD like myself, it’s all or nothing. If something doesn’t come to pass the way I envisioned it, it’s a fail really, in my eyes though.
So here’s people calling me and telling me that I’ve done a good job and in my mind I’m thinking, it could have gone so much better than this. Remember that post about being your own worst enemy? Well, it’s a hard habit to kick.
Why would you celebrate the little victories when you can await the so-called big deals?
Go big or go home. But what if the bigger victories are slightly further off?
You’re about to have bacon? Are you going to get worked up over not having steak or are you going to be excited and throw a mini bacon party?
It’s the small wins that pave way for the bigger victories. (with reference to the bacon and steak example)
Celebrate Good Times Come On!!…*breaks out a dance move, pops hip,,,sits down and taps foot against floor*
My mom tends to insist that you need to appreciate the little things before you’re capable of getting the bigger deals.
It makes sense in a way actually.
So guys, do celebrate the smaller doses of good tidings. It’s all about recognizing how far you’ve come from when you started out.
On the random days that I walk home from work,,,you should see me timing myself…10 minutes from points A-to-B, 15 minutes to junction-C, 10 minute power-walk from junction-C to the estate-D, 2 minute half walk-half sprint to the house-E. All timed using the music on my playlist… One time I did all this in 7 songs(p.s that’s about 28 minutes)…I could feel the fitness dreams budding me…then I bought a packet of masala fries and that was that. I celebrated with food. :p
If the big things in life tend to disappoint you, why not turn to all the less consequential goings-on instead?
Take the measure of the small stuff, and string all those little joys together to create your own little corner of good vibes.
WHY CELEBRATE THE SMALL THINGS?
1. Your mood goes all the way up.
It’s such a boost to your current mood. To recognize that you’re a step ahead of where you were yesterday.
2. Your self-esteem tends to be impacted on positively.
We all know what happens to ourselves(mind…remember the four dimensions of the self from the last post) when we are constantly put down yeah? So why not believe in the opposite but to limit it so that it doesn’t reach out to the extremes i.e. You having a big ego(am I the only one who sang that in tune with Beyonce??)
3. You get motivated to carry on.
When you pat yourself on the back at the end of each step or stride you make, you tend to believe that your goal is now within your reach and you are now at liberty to go for it some more.
4. You deserve it.
Well, you put in the work, lost a couple hairs from your head, missed a
couple hours decade of sleep, so now that you’ve come to the rewards part, go crazy. You did the crime, so take the time….pretty sure that’s not how that goes but hey! I’m celebrating here and you can’t tell me nothing.
5. Just because.
I know, this isn’t too valid…much like the “Because I said so” but hey, why give reasons when you want to feel accomplished.
P.s this has had me jamming in the office since yesterday….woohooooo!!!!!
There’s a party goin’ on right here
A celebration to last throughout the years
So bring your good times and your laughter too
We gonna celebrate your party with you
(notice the cupcake photo…thanks google, you read my expectations and came through pretty spot on)
From a cool corner of Nairobi,
with love, positive vibes and victory cupcakes galore,