When life becomes overwhelming, as it often does, it becomes easy to forget how to celebrate life every day and maintain a positive mindset. So let’s look at how to celebrate life by adopting 21 habits that will support your efforts to celebrate life and be happier! There are many simple ways to celebrate even small things!
How to Celebrate Life Every Day
Wake up and live each day as if it is your first and your last. Open your eyes and be thankful for ALL that lies ahead of you each day. Face each task with enthusiasm since you never know if you’ll have another today. There are so many things to celebrate in life! Plus, it could be your last day on Earth and you want to make it a great one!
Focus on all that is good in your life. Take time to write in your journal about your favorite people, places, and things. Someday, you’ll enjoy looking back on your memories from this moment. Over time, your responses will change and it will make good reading to compare your favorites. Meanwhile, it will help you develop an attitude of gratitude that will serve you well today.
Spend time relaxing in an area of your home where you feel safe, comfortable, and cozy. Be sure to maintain an area just for you where you can quietly reflect on your day. Even if it’s just ten minutes, make sure to feel everything good about your day.
Have a conversation with yourself about life. Take a few minutes each day to have a conversation with yourself about something you need to reflect on, or something you feel the need to analyze. Or have a conversation about pros and cons related to a decision you need to make. Keep it light. Don’t let anxiety take over because anxiety never helped solve anything. Just have a simple conversation with you and inner self!
Let go of the past and appreciate the now. Holding on to the past only takes away from your JOY today. Let go of anger and fear. Let go of regrets and sorrows. Those feelings are unproductive today but have served you well in getting to this point in life. Appreciate all the feelings… all the emotions… and then let them go.
Grow in grace. Celebrating life will bring you peace, comfort, and happiness each day. As these feelings grow, you will also grow in grace. You will learn to be more present, more mindful, and more appreciative. It will help you mature and gain more knowledge about living life well and self love. You will learn to see the many little blessings right in front of you that give you reason to celebrate life.
Let the child in you come out and play! Walk in a puddle… sing in the sunshine… talk to the birds… play with the pets… chase a squirrel… ride a carousel… go to the park. You get the idea! Let your inner child come out. Laugh. Smile. Have a ball! Celebrate everyday!
Be courageous and explore things outside of your box. Sometimes it’s difficult to step outside of your box but it can be so empowering! Travel farther than you usually travel alone. Eat alone at a busy restaurant. Buy a new (different) outfit and surprise everyone at work. You will be surprised how empowering it can be to think outside your box and see things from a different perspective!
Show up with a SMILE. Always. Whether you feel like it or not. It makes everything better. And it makes everyday feel like a celebration. Act like everyday is a special day!
Listen to your true self, evaluate the thoughts, and laugh, if necessary. When your sense of worry is acting up, or your logical self is being ridiculous, don’t let yourself become distracted by it. Ask whether you’re being dramatic or sensible. Ask whether these thoughts are real or imagined. Know that your inner self is sending you important signals about something but you don’t need to stress about it or let it ruin your day. Laugh about it. Or say thank you, inner self! I’ll be sure to remember that! And remind yourself that you are on a mission to celebrate life every day so you’re not going to drive yourself crazy with inner drama!
Create a personal purpose statement that defines your life and live by it. This can change or it can remain the same. Each morning, you can decide if today’s purpose statement is your primary goal or do you need to change it up to accomplish something new. You’re heard the sentiment, “live with purpose.” Be sure to know your purpose everyday and focus on it.
Believe that anything can happen. And anything will happen. Keep an open mind. Be open to whatever happens, happens. Remember, it’s all part of helping you become the person you are meant to be. Celebrate whatever happens.
Think BIG! There is no time to think small in life. We have a finite time to get a lot accomplished and live a lot of life. There are places to go, people to love, things to do, flowers to smell, mountains to climb, and rivers to swim. Well, you get the idea, right?
Spend time looking through the news for feel good stories that highlight the wonderful acts of kindness people do in the world. Share those stories with people you meet during the day. SMILE about these stories that celebrate life and appreciate the goodness in our world.
Hang with your friends more often and do what makes you all happy. Social health is as important as physical, mental, and spiritual health. Don’t let anyone take this away from you. In our fast-paced lives, we can easily let our friendships go by the wayside. Instead, make it a point of enjoying time with your friends. Find an occasion to celebrate with your friends!
Related Article: The Importance of Positive Social Interaction to Your Overall Health
Have a conversation with someone about ways that you celebrate life and why. Be an advocate for celebrating life every day. Talk about why you do it; and what you do. Talk about how it changes you and what it adds to your life. Help others look for ways to celebrate with you. Encourage them to find reasons to celebrate today and every day.
Encourage your friends to think about reasons to celebrate every day. Be the example who promotes positivity and smiles among your group of friends. Help them understand why it’s important to celebrate life. It will help all of you grow together and individually.
Take time to enjoy each person in your family individually and note their unique qualities. Sometimes family members drive you crazy. Admit it. But usually it’s during times of stress and chaos when the crazy personality traits bother us more. STOP. Take time to appreciate and celebrate the CRAZY of each family member.
Exercise. It doesn’t have to be fanatical exercise. Just move. Stretch. Dance. Swim. Walk. Do what you can do. But get something in each day because it’s good for your mind, body, and soul. You can’t celebrate life every day if you aren’t at your best, right? Make this your time to celebrate yourself! Plus, you can encourage friends and family to join you!
Get outside. Nature is a great gift that everyone should celebrate. There are endless opportunities for mindless exploration and relaxation in the beauty of nature. The mysteries alone have no bounds. There are so many little things to see and celebrate. Nature soothes the soul and heals the body. Celebrate life every day with the joy of getting outside in nature. Doing it with friends and family is even more fun!
Live the autobiography that you want written about you! Do the things that you want people to say about you. Take the time to enjoy and celebrate life. Don’t get caught up in the chaos that can control your life. Focus on what you hope people say about you after you’re gone and LIVE THAT LIFE! You won’t have any regrets!
There are so many reasons to celebrate everyday. You should celebrate who YOU are. Celebrate your family and friends. Celebrate the many little things and big things that make your life wonderful. Make sure you start focusing on how to celebrate life every day and you will find greater happiness, gratitude, peace, and joy. Good luck!
For more about celebrating life every day, check out 5 Simple Ways to Celebrate The Everyday on one of my favorite websites, Lifehack.
Love to ALL! ~Susan