The Jar of Done

Discover the transformative 'Jar of Done' challenge inspired by Nathalie at The Mill, France. Embrace a unique practice to celebrate achievements, big and small, throughout 2024. Learn how this simple yet effective method can shift your focus and foster positive reflections.

The Jar of Done


Inspired by Nathalie at The Mill, France, who aptly renamed it the Jar of Done, this challenge is more than just a quirky idea; it's a transformative practice that shifts our focus from the perpetual pursuit of goals to acknowledging and celebrating the journey, both big and small.

Start by finding a jar, tub, can, or any container that resonates with you. It could be a stylish glass jar or a simple mason jar‚ÄĒwhatever speaks to your personal style. Gather some paper; post-it notes work exceptionally well for this. Equip yourself with a pen, and you're ready to embark on a year of meaningful reflections.

Throughout the year, every time you achieve something, take a moment to jot it down on a piece of paper. It could be a major career milestone, a personal achievement, or even a small victory that brought you joy. Drop the note into your Jar of Done, watching it fill up with tangible evidence of your accomplishments.

As the year progresses, your Jar of Done becomes a living testament to your journey. When the inevitable challenges arise, and the pursuit of unmet goals weighs on your mind, take a moment to revisit the jar. Each note represents a triumph, a step forward, and a reminder that success is not solely measured by grand achievements but by the accumulation of small, meaningful victories.

For those who crave a visual representation of their aspirations, consider an alternative approach. Write your goals on colorful Post-it notes and display them prominently in your studio or workspace. The key is not to discard the note when you achieve a goal; instead, transfer it ceremoniously to the Jar of Done. This dual method provides both a visual and tactile representation of your progress.

This simple yet effective practice goes beyond mere documentation. It becomes a tangible way to appreciate and acknowledge your achievements. There's a unique satisfaction in physically placing a note in the jar‚ÄĒa tactile affirmation of your capabilities and growth.

By the end of 2024, you'll have a collection of moments, both big and small, to reflect upon. This intentional act of celebration not only fosters a positive mindset but also serves as a reminder that success is a journey, and every step is worth acknowledging.

Let's embark on the new year with a commitment to celebrate the greatness within ourselves. The Jar of Awesome is not just a whimsical idea; it's a powerful tool for cultivating gratitude, resilience, and a sense of accomplishment. As we fill our jars with achievements, here's to a fantastic 2024 filled with growth, joy, and positive reflections!

Keep up unto date with your Jar of Done by tagging @weare_makers on instagram / Tiktok/ and all other socials. 

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