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We have spent a month learning about SMART goals. We’ve looked at what they are, how to create one, ways to measure one and now, today we will talk about how to celebrate accomplishing your goal. Do you currently celebrate working toward and completing your goal? Establishing goals and keeping them is an important step to grow you toward your plans. It moves you forward. It is worth celebrating!

Why Should I Celebrate My Goal?

Recognizing accomplishments and celebrating completing your goal helps you in multiple ways. Taking time to recognize your accomplishments before moving on to the next goal helps you be successful. Do you find yourself questioning why you should celebrate completing your goal? Take a look below at just a few positive outcomes when you complete your goal.

  • Promotes positive thoughts and mindset
  • Increases our motivation to set future goals
  • Releases Dopamine – makes you happy
  • Grows confidence in yourself
  • Helps you know what works for you in goal keeping
How Do I Celebrate?

Now that you have reasons why you should celebrate completing your goal, do you need suggestions in how you can celebrate? Celebrating yourself may come hard. Maybe you are used to quickly going from one task or goal to another. Today, I encourage you to slow down just a bit. Celebrate your accomplishments. That will look differently for each person. Below are suggestions for ways you can celebrate accomplishing your goal.

  • Get a massage or other self-care
  • Write thank you notes to those who helped you
  • Reflect on what you are thankful for
  • Grab a coffee or tea with a loved one
  • Plan something you enjoy doing

Setting a goal and accomplishing it is a task worth doing and celebrating. Goals can help you be more successful in completing tasks but also projects. Are you considering your what your next SMART goal will be? Go for it! Create your goal.

Next Steps

If you have tried setting goals and don’t see success in completing them, you are not alone. It is common for people to struggle in setting goals and being able to keep them. Upstate Restorative Counseling is here to help. We have a compassionate ear to hear you and help you define a plan of action. Are you ready to accept help in setting and accomplishing goals? Would you like to know more about how we can help you? Get started today.

Upstate Restorative Counseling provides other services that can help you! We provide assistance with counseling in TraumaAnxietyDepressionNavigating Life TransitionsResolving Relationship Issues, and Online Therapy. When you are ready, our team is here to support you. Would you like to read more on this topic? Check out this blog post for ideas to help with embracing habits.