How to Make Every Birthday Feel Like a Milestone Occasion

Milestone birthdays get a lot of fanfare. People turn out in droves to bestow well wishes on the guest of honor. After all, they made it to the ripe old age of 40, right? If that isn’t reason enough to celebrate, nothing is!

Every day is a momentous occasion and this birthday is no different. So, how do you give it the recognition it deserves without needing to turn a decade older? The following suggestions are a great place to start.

Here are some ways to make every birthday feel like a milestone occasion:

Note all the incredible things that you’ve accomplished in the past year.

Reflect by writing down your achievements in a new journal you bought specifically for your next year of life. Describe how doing the things you did makes you feel. It’s a great way to see how remarkable life can be at any age!

Set a few new goals for yourself.

It gives you direction and a sense of purpose. Who doesn’t get excited while thinking of the future? Limit yourself to two to three goals, break them down into smaller steps, and think about when you’ll make time for them in your schedule. You can keep the information in your journal or put it into a digital calendar where you can receive alerts and reminders.

Treat yourself to something that feels luxurious.

What that is depends on your wants and needs. Perhaps, it’s an afternoon by yourself to window shop and have a light lunch at a new restaurant. Maybe it’s going for a long bike ride so you can let those endorphins do their job of making you feel good. Whatever you decide to do, make it a priority and enjoy every minute of it. It’s your special day, after all!

Surround yourself with the people you love.

Throwing a party isn’t necessary. Being with people that make you feel wonderful is, though. Meet for dinner or drinks. Let them be a part of your occasion. Being showered with love is an incredible feeling and one that makes every birthday even better. When you think back to your celebration, you’ll remember all the people that were there to make it even more memorable.

Make sure to document the occasion.

Write about it, take photos, and record videos. This is the one precious life that you have! Make it something you’ll want to remember as you grow old. Try to capture the feeling that you have so that you’ll want to recreate it again next year and the year following. Go ahead and take that celebratory selfie!

Every birthday can feel extra special. It doesn’t require much to cultivate the positive feelings that come with a big event. For example, you can feel surprised, delighted, excited, elated, and grateful any year that you’re alive. By simply focusing on the good and creating magical moments for yourself throughout the day, this birthday can feel as amazing as your 100th will feel because it’s all about celebrating you!

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