Do you celebrate your accomplishments? Do you take a moment to savor and enjoy the work you put into achieving your goal? That celebration is difficult for so many. We rush off to the next goal or the next plan without celebrating our recent achievement. Taking time to celebrate our personal victory provides stamina towards achieving our next massive thing. Plan a celebration, a party, dinner with a friend, a fun trip, whatever it is that gives you the feeling of celebration – do it!
On February 14, 2018, DYG Coaching celebrates a one-year anniversary. A huge THANK YOU to clients, supporters, and blog readers! To celebrate I am recycling popular blog posts from the past year over the next few weeks. See how many you remember!
Flip it off and keep going
Subtitled: Advice from a Southern Lady. My octogenarian mother recently joined Facebook. I was concerned about her participation in social media as it can be quite different from real life. We forged ahead, set up a profile, applied security settings, and I showed her how to read and like posts.
One of the first things she did was to send friend requests to all her grandchildren’s Facebook friends. My daughter was inundated with text messages at work, “Who is this person?” “Why is she sending me a friend request?” My mom had discovered the “People you may know” feature, tried to figure out how she knew these people, and sent a ton of friend requests in the process. My mom has more Facebook friends than I do.
Recently I asked mom if she was enjoying Facebook. Mom replied, “When something comes up that doesn’t interest me, I just flip it off and keep going.” The idea of this sweet, little lady making crude hand gestures to Facebook posts left me too horrified to speak. She said, “here let me show you” and picked up her iPad. She opened Facebook and swiped past a post. “See, I just flip it off and keep going.” I chuckled at her terminology, but later started to think, “that’s pretty cool.”
Minor annoyances and offenses occur in our lives daily. Instead of spending precious energy getting upset, what if we just flip it off and keep going? A Facebook post makes you angry? Flip it off and keep going. It is the same principle as the popular book series, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”. Just swipe it off your feed, or your life, and keep going. Some days it is easy to do, other days it is more difficult. This is some of the best advice I’ve ever received, and it may take me a lifetime to master it. Just flip it off and keep going.