Unfortunately, this is a common experience for many people who want to lose weight, increase productivity, or stick with a new exercise routine.
Why does this happen?
Well, one reason folks struggle is because it’s really hard to stay consistent when they don’t see immediate results from their behavior change.
Fortunately, there is a simple way to stick with your habits, goals, and tasks:
Reward yourself whenever you hit an important milestone or achieve a specific goal.
The logic here?
Having something to look forward to makes it easier to stick with a habit when you’re feeling a lack of motivation(or when you’re simply too tired to get started).
In this post, I’ll go over 155 ways to reward yourself for completing a goal or task.
WARNING:One thing before we get started...
Any reward you choose shouldn’t derail your goals or habits.
For instance, if you’re focusing on weight loss and you achieve a breakthrough, don’t pick a food reward, because that completely defeats the purpose of your accomplishment. Keep this rule in mind as you go through this list.
Let’s get to it.
Enjoy a laugh at a local comedy club.
Go to a carnival, festival, or arts and crafts show.
Go to a concert.
Go to an art gallery.
Indulge your senses with a season pass to the theater or opera.
Spend a week visiting your favorite national park.
Take a cruise to Hawaii and learn to snorkel.
Take a joyride with friends or family.
Take a mini-vacation.
Take a riverboat or sailboat ride.
Visit a pick-your-own farm or orchard and harvest sunflowers, strawberries, apples, and other homegrown treats.
Visit a winery, take a tour, and sample the product.
Visit the dog park.
Watch the sunrise or sunset.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to reward yourself. Some are small rewards that are a few minutes long and don’t require any money, while other rewards can be both costly and life-changing (in a positive way). When using this list, make sure that the rewards match the accomplishments.
Now it’s your turn!
Is there a reward that you enjoy that isn’t on this list?