If you are a loner like me, it is easy to feel separate from the rest of the world. When you are disconnected, you can begin to feel like you do not belong. However, I invite you to embrace the idea that you do belong on this planet and your talents are needed. Belonging does not require being a number. You can be 100% unique and still belong. Luckily, there are some ways to feel like you fit in without being a sheep.
And for those of you who are excellent at being social, here are some ideas to add more celebration to your life!
- Celebrate Wins, Losses, and Growth. Each part of your life is important. It is important to celebrate your wins. If you let wins go by without celebrating, it will be easier to discount the ridiculous amount of abundance you live in. Losses are an important part of being human. In fact, I do not think losing is the proper term. As a human being, there is no way everything will be perfect all the time. Embrace imperfection and/or things going awry – to err is human! Growth must be celebrated. Did you finally get some exercise in this week, set boundaries with someone, take a step towards ending addiction? Celebrate that you can grow and change and you have!
- Celebrate special occasions, holidays, sporting events, and the like. Celebrate at least 2 events each year that you feel strongly about. By celebrating events that others celebrate, you will become one with the traditions of humanity. A feeling of connectedness can come from engaging in traditions that others engage in.
- Rites of Passage. Marriage, promotions, graduating from high school or college, becoming a parent or executive and the like are human rites of passage. Moving from one group to another is a cause for celebration.
- Opportunities for Transformation. Probably one of the most difficult events to celebrate. Opportunities for transformation are likely born from painful outcomes or realizations. The truth is, however, joy comes from pain. When you commit and do the work, you will eventually reap benefits and go further than you thought possible. As a bonus, when you are working towards your passion, you will have no time to dawdle in the realm of depression, jealousy, or anger. Your spirit will be renewed and the learning will be challenging but fulfilling.
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All the best!