Be proud of yourself and what you have accomplished. Celebrate a bit this weekend. But don’t over do it. Your focus is still needed to be watchful and be on guard to protect what you’ve gained. Some will try to respond to you the way they always have. Don’t let them push your buttons or give into their games. You’ve worked hard to make a difference in your own life and change your path to the positive. Stick to it and stand tall! Good for you, keep it going.
You’ve made a big effort to turn this around and change the path of negativity, illness and struggle around. You’ve consciously stopped yourself from saying things you know you shouldn’t. Or acting and reacting in certain ways that have not served you well in the past. And it really has made a difference on your path and you may have noticed that this week. Have you? Did a big surprise come to you this week? Or did you receive an unexpected pat on the back? Or a message of acknowledgement for all your efforts?
Then take a little time to acknowledge your hard work and celebrate your efforts. They deserve to be recognized. But when someone around you tries to criticize you for it, don’t take the bait and fall into old habits. Simply respond “I’ve earned it and this is my new way to celebrate”. They don’t have to like it, it’s not their celebration. But calmly and proudly stand up for yourself.