Here’s how celebration is the most fun way to improve every area of your life:
- Relationships: Stop trying to fix the bad and focus on relishing the good. That’s what makes marriages last.
- Work: Celebrating success makes companies happier and more productive. The world needs more fist bumps.
- Happiness: Focus on the good things, savor them and then let that joy out. Happiness expressed is double happiness.
- Motivation: Celebratory rewards build good habits. If they get Navy SEALs through “Hell Week” they’ll get you through most anything.
- *End more moments in your life with celebration
- The emotional peak (best or worst) and the end is usually what we remember the most
- So end your happiest moments and toughest challenges with a celebration
- Spend more time celebrating the good things
Research shows that couples who regularly celebrate the good times have higher levels of commitment, intimacy, trust, and relationship satisfaction… It’s not enough that your partner knows that you take pride in his or her accomplishments. You have to show it. Making a fuss over the small, good things that happen every day can boost the health of your marriage.
- Celebrate your successes with your team
- Celebratory touches: basketball teams that touched the most had the most wins and co-operated the most
- Have gratitude and savour the moments you experience
The key component to effective savoring is focused attention. By taking the time and spending the effort to appreciate the positive, people are able to experience more well-being.
- And when you feel gratitude or savor something wonderful in life, express it. Say something or do something to show how you feel. Quite simply, celebrate it
This purely behavioral response represents an outward physical manifestation of inner feelings in which one expresses an energetic response of exuberant joy, excitement, and enthusiasm by jumping up and down, dancing around, laughing out loud, or making verbal sounds of appreciation. Such responses or their inhibition may be purely reflexive or automatic, or may be deliberate.
- Add a little celebratory reward after engaging in a good habit you want to build, it’s a powerful reinforcer.
The research shows that every habit has three components. There’s the cue, which is a trigger for an automatic behavior to start. Then, a routine, which is the behavior itself. Finally, a reward. The reward is really important because that’s how your brain essentially learns to latch onto a particular pattern and make it automatic. Chocolate, after running, is an obvious example of a reward that many people enjoy. It doesn’t have to be chocolate. What matters is that if you want to make a behavior into a habit, you need to give yourself something you enjoy as soon as that behavior is done.
But you’ve got to be able to accept these peaks and valleys, these small victories and recognize that, yes, so many things are bad but they do have a start and an end.
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