Think you’re doing yourself a favour by celebrating small wins? Think again.

If you feel like you’re not getting anywhere, one common piece of advice is to stop beating yourself up and celebrate your small wins instead.

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Not everything that’s worth celebrating has to be amazing and earth-shattering, the theory goes. Every small step you take is part of the journey, and those small steps are worth celebrating.



Descriptions of our lives may appear “personal,” and problems may seem “psychological,”: but on analysis, the political emerges. Citizen sociologists reporting on modern life.

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Jill Metcalfe

Notion maximalist and note-taker. Overthinking and under-executing since 1991.