Do you know how to celebrate life ?
In every culture, we do have special times set aside to celebrate life or a significant event. What we also know as Holidays ! Something that we get so excited about ! For they play a major role in our lives and are intertwined with our physical, mental and emotional states.
“If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time, not tomorrow or next year…Today should always be our most wonderful day.”
– Thomas Dreier.
Take a break !
Our life’s effort is motivated by the prospect of a reward.
On a “ feeling” level – holidays are a reward. No work to worry about. Just doing things that one wouldn’t otherwise do. And which matter to us. Stuff we can really enjoy and perhaps experience once in a lifetime. Pausing to celebrate life is our reward for all the hard work we otherwise put into our lives. Much like walking towards the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Even taking time off from one’s normal routine to have fun and celebrate life fits into this “reward” category.
Rewards can be anything !
Rewards can have material value or emotional value. Most of us work for a material reward in the form of a monthly pay-check. A few others love what they do so much – that the monetary reward is unimportant and is secondary. The feeling of accomplishment they experience is what matters.
When we achieve something that matters to us – we are emotionally rewarded. The reward can be something intangible – but it creates happiness. This action-reward feedback loop is an intrinsic part of human nature and is closely related to the joy of giving and receiving.
Make special times happen to celebrate life
Our holidays and associated decisions are often decided by others. But in order to feel truly rewarded and happy – it is important we do this for ourselves. That would enable us to reward ourselves while celebrating our life’s victories. Even the smallest professional achievement or a personal breakthrough can be a catalyst for your reward. And a holiday !
Celebrating the everyday
Any time we succeed in our life – a celebration is in order. This is one of the ways we give ourselves approval. Whenever you find yourself achieving something – it is time to reflect on your accomplishments, it’s time to stop and celebrate life. Doing so will funnel massive amounts of approval into your neurological feedback loop.
Make it an ongoing process
Without a built-in system for receiving approval, one’s motivation begins to fade. If you see your personal progress as a reason to celebrate life – you are providing yourself with the fuel needed to stay motivated.
Personal growth is a never-ending journey and it pays fabulous dividends. Approval is the single element that keeps the whole process running smoothly. Make your own times to celebrate life and your accomplishments. It’s a really powerful way to let yourself know how much you approve!
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate “ ~Oprah Winfrey
So Celebrate. Find Joy. In the Everyday. And on Special Days. Check out our awesome holiday options – each one offering different experiences across our properties. Hallmarked by our signature award winning service, personalised cuisine and curated experiences.