Celebrating with a “Feast”

Feast – Daily writing prompt

n. a large meal, typically one in celebration of something

When I think of a feast, I picture a huge, candle-lit mess hall filled with dozens of Vikings, singing songs together, music playing in the background, wine spilled all over the tables, and seemingly hundreds of platters of food covering every inch.

This is a celebration!

Celebrations, in my experience, are super integral to a happy and fulfilling life. Tony Robbins says that contribution and celebration are two key components to a happier life.

The most effective way to use celebration in my opinion is to set it as the prize at the end of a challenge. For example, there could be a challenge to work out and eat clean for 6 days straight, and on the 7th day is your celebratory cheat meal where you can eat anything and as much as you want. The reward trains your brain to be more focused on completing the challenge.

Another example could be meditating every day, at least 10 minutes a day, for 30 days. At the end of the challenge, you reward yourself with buying a new suit or outfit.

This oscillation between periods of hard work and celebration is the best way to keep progressing and maintaining those daily disciplines. Without the periods of break, the constant work is not easily sustainable.

It’s like trying to do a crash diet. Gradual change works best, but alternating between periods of rest and work is integral. The effectiveness of interval training is a testament to that.

Work hard, celebrate, repeat. Try it!

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