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15 People Who Decided to Look Beyond Their Challenges

Experts say that rewarding ourselves with praise and pats on the back is one way to impact our mental health positively. Celebrating even the smallest of our successes is essential in making us feel excellent and boosting our confidence, mood, and motivation. The power of small wins helps us strive to become better people in the end.

1. “I lost a total of 185 pounds after 5 years.”

2. “Today, we celebrated the tenth anniversary of our daughter’s open-heart surgery and atrial septal defect repair.”

3. “I’m now going back to school at 35 while working full-time after I dropped out when I was younger.”

4. “After 7 years, I went to Disney last weekend, and seeing this difference felt amazing.”

5. “I won a karate competition yesterday!”

6. “This is me 20 years ago loving painting, and me now, trying to make a career out of it and still loving it.”

7. “10+ years of orthodonture was finally completed today. I can now bite.”

8. “My husband and I have been working hard to be happier and healthier over the past 2 years.”

9. “I now find daily life a lot more comfortable, and I don’t have to worry about things like fitting in chairs.”

“I still struggle with confidence, but, hopefully, I’ll improve.”

10. “I have a paralyzing fear of heights. 10 years of hiking later with my courageous wife, this is the closest I can get to a 2,000-foot drop.”

11. “Lost over 150 pounds in less than a year and a half. I still have a lot of work to do, but it’s a start.”

12. “My ex-husband used to make fun of me for wanting to go to Iceland. I found a wonderful man who loves and supports me.”

“We went to Iceland for my thirty-ninth birthday.”

13. “It’s my last chemo session today! I got to ring the bell.”

14. “Cancer and chemo took a lot away from me, but it gave me so much more than it took.”

15. “Curology, vitamin C serum, consistency, time, and weight loss equals the clearest skin I’ve had in years.”

What is one thing you’re proud of right now? How did you feel when you achieved it?

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