Reward Yourself

Over the last several weeks I’ve been talking to you about creating change in your habits. The way to go about making a lasting change and the benefits of taking small steps toward your stated goal.

This week I’m talking about the benefits of rewards. I don’t know about you but I do my best work when there is a reward to work for. Now, the reward is not always an object.

I like to treat myself: to an extra hour of reading time

woman reading

a mani/pedi

Closeup photo of a female feet with beautiful red pedicure

a massage

professional masseur doing massage of female back

or a movie complete with popcorn!

Popcorn and a remote control for the TV background

Sometimes my reward is the joy I receive from knowing that I’ve completed a task to the best of my ability (notice I did not say perfectly).

How about you? What sorts of rewards will work for you? Think about that. When you’re trying your best to create a new habit or a change in your routine and you successfully stick to your plan for the day consider rewarding yourself at the end of the day. If there’s no time for a reward today then schedule time in your calendar for that reward sometime very soon.

Make a list of the rewards you like best so that when it’s time to reward yourself you can treat yourself to something wonderful! Try to make your reward an experience.

I believe the more you can reward yourself for a job well done the more success you will have!

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5 Responses to “Reward Yourself”

  1. TheSeanaMethod Says:

    I enjoy the reward of a completed job. However, I did once reward myself with a new pair of sneakers if I stuck to my exercise plan. Mostly I reward myself with allowing myself to turn “off” at night and enjoy the evening.

  2. Nealey Stapleton Says:

    Yes! I love rewarding myself with massages!

  3. Sabrina Quairoli Says:

    I enjoy taking walks outside and gardening. So, when I have a good productive work day, I go out and take a walk to decompress.

  4. Ellen Delap (@TexasOrganizer) Says:

    Love this idea! It’s in finding a real reward sometimes. It’s a great incentive to know the reward is waiting for you.

  5. Autumn Leopold (@AutumnLeopold) Says:

    I love the idea of rewarding myself with an hour of extra reading time or an hour of extra walking time! New running shoes are nice too!

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