It’s the paradox of today, isn’t? Working as much as we do to earn the money we’ll end up spending on everything but the things that make our hearts jump. With the business climate as hectic as it is, we’re either running to meet deadlines or actively running out of time to enjoy life. Everyone’s exhausted and the thrill of self-encouragement or shared happiness is almost a thing of the past. Why have we decided to put life’s joys on pause and focus all of our attention on work? It must be the times we live in. But, as all changes start on the individual plan, maybe it’s time we started doing things that actually make us happy! From going to bed an hour early, indulging in that other piece of cake or opening up a bottle of bubbly on a Wednesday – it’s all got its joys!
If you are ready to get out of your business mindset for a second and let yourself enjoy a little, here are just a few reasons why it’s totally acceptable to pop a bottle of bubbly right this second.
#You got a raise and a promotion to another department, far away from your current, pain-in-the-neck supervisor
Yes, we’ll start with work because, these days, work is all we know. While getting a raise and being promoted is one of those oh-great-I-deserved-this-anyway moments, it sure is one of the milestones in your career, a true testament to your hard work, dedication, and commitment to your profession. On that note, pop a bottle of bubbly to celebrate with your teammates, and cheers to yourself and everyone else who’s never given up on their dream! If your work environment isn’t too open for these kinds of celebratory drinks, drink a tall glass of bubbly at home with your family and friends. In rewarding yourself right, you’re only encouraging yourself to be even better!
#You went Monica Geller on your apartment successfully AFTER closing a $500,000 deal with a client from Europe
Just another regular chore, you say? Well, no it is not! Own your efforts and celebrate them! With so many things that you do in a day – from nailing that deal to keeping your house spotless and everyone in it happy – you deserve to revel in your success! Guess what? Champagne is the way to do it!
#You bought an apartment/moved to another address and you can’t wait to decorate it
Did someone say a fresh start? Wonderful! If you’ve just leased an apartment or – even better – bought one, cracking open a bottle of sparkling wine is in order! Moving into a new apartment is a fantastic thing for everyone who needs to break free from their old life/habits and is enthusiastic about the future they are going to create. If you are celebrating with people who share your happiness – make sure you’ve got at least two bottles cooled properly.
#Your plans for the night got canceled – time to take off your bra and put on the sweats
A STANDING OVATION for your friend from abroad for being too tired to get out tonight and rescheduling for “sometime next week”. You can finally take that bra off, remove all the makeup, put your hair in a bun and enjoy your night in. AND – enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on your own terms. Ah, the life!
#You lost 20 pounds and you’re totally aware you’re the bomb
No, no, no, listen – this one’s not about body shaming or trying to make you feel bad about those few extra pounds, honestly! It’s dedicated to all the women out there, women like me who haven’t felt comfortable in their own bodies for a while and have decided to change their lifestyle altogether by changing their diet plan and picking up exercise as a stress relief! When you are on a mission to lose those God damn pounds, and you succeed – it feels like you’ve won the presidency, I swear! Although bubbly does have a few calories – celebrating the shed of your kcals by having a few high-calorie drinks is kind of… cool, isn’t it? Rebellious, even!
#Your favorite Netflix show just dropped in and you are ready to binge-watch it
Well, this one’s pretty self-explanatory, isn’t it? Btw, I hear vanilla ice-cream or coconut flavored cookies work perfectly with Champagne. Just sayin’.
See? Life can be totally great if we step out of that business-obsessed box and give it a chance. Acknowledging the little things in life (that are actually true milestones) and celebrating them properly sure will make our lives much, much happier… don’t you think?