3 Ways To Acknowledge Yourself In Difficult Times

Consolidating what you do well is a powerful mechanism to keep you motivated and resilient in difficult times.

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As we are nearing the end of the year, it’s a good time to pause and reflect.

While most of us are good at setting intentions and goals, we are less good at celebrating and acknowledging our success.

We run from goal to goal, raising the bar all the time, inevitably feeling like we have not achieved everything we could have achieved.

Life happens.

The unexpected changes our rhythm of life.

This year has been a prime test of our ability to be resilient in front of unforeseen circumstances. It has also impacted people materially and emotionally, in different ways.

So, it’s all the more important to acknowledge what went well and what you have achieved this year:

  1. What difficult challenges have you overcome?

2. What is the one thing that you are most proud of?

3. What are three qualities that you discovered about yourself?

Don’t forget to include the little things.

Consolidating what you do well is a powerful mechanism to keep you motivated and resilient in difficult times.

It shifts your focus from a space of lack (“I have to do more!”) to a place of fulfilment (“I already have done a lot!”).

You can live your life from a place of psychological fulfilment, rather than psychological lack. This can transform the way you approach your aims and challenges in the year to come.

Celebrating your successes is even more important in difficult times.

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Coach — Career and Work Transformation | PhD Researcher | Facilitator

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