We’ve all been to our fair share of parties – whether that’s for birthdays, christenings, Christmas, New Year, house warmings or anything else. Traditionally, we get together for these landmark life events and celebrate major milestones with plenty of presents, food and drink.
But what about other achievements that often go unnoticed? Everyone has their own personal battles to fight, and who’s to say we shouldn’t celebrate when they overcome those challenges? Here, we’ve identified four alternative accomplishments that deserve some recognition. So, send the invites out, get hold of some party decorations, book the caterers, and let the good times roll!
Achieving a fitness goal
The benefits of exercise are vast and varied, as it can boost both your physical and mental wellbeing. And the real beauty is that your fitness goals don’t have to match up to someone else’s. You might be seeking to shed a few pounds, tone up, build muscle or run a marathon – the most important thing is the sense of achievement you feel when you reach that target. When that happens, why shouldn’t you celebrate!?
Overcoming a fear
Have you always been terrified of heights? Small spaces? Swimming in the sea? For many people, these phobias can prove crippling and have a huge impact on their quality of life. Some turn to hypnotherapy to help them overcome their fears, while for others the only way is to confront it head on and try to push past the mental barrier. However you do it, it’s a major accomplishment and one that warrants recognition.
Ending a bad relationship
Toxic relationships can have a hugely detrimental effect on your wellbeing. You can become withdrawn, get cut off from your friends and generally feel physically and mentally exhausted by the strain it’s putting you under. If you’re not happy and there’s no sign of things changing, the best thing to do is break up – no matter how hard that may seem. Once it’s done, you’ll soon realise how much better off you are and you can celebrate returning to your true self.
Coming off social media
Social media has plenty of advantages – it’s a medium that can be full of fun interactions and one that allows us to keep in touch with those we no longer get to see so often. However, it can also prove a dark place, which some use to measure the perceived quality of their lives against others. Meanwhile, some users capitalise on their anonymity to spread abuse without fear of repercussions. In light of that, it’s entirely understandable why someone might make the decision to ditch their accounts – and that sense of freedom is certainly something worth celebrating.