We are now in the second week of creating a new habit to better our lives! That’s pretty exciting! How do you feel?
In order to create a little extra motivation for yourself to keep going every day building this habit consider creating a reward for yourself. Obviously the day that you realize you have a new habit is a reward in and of itself.
Until then it might help if you have a reward for yourself, even if it’s a small reward. It should be something that you can look forward to and also something that won’t interfere with your new habit. If exercising to lose weight is what you are working on then a big piece of cake every day is not going to help you! It’s going to make it harder for you to lose weight.
I have found that with the habit that I am building, daily meditation, is a reward in and of itself with the benefits that I am experiencing. I’m more relaxed throughout the day, more alert, and most days accomplishing more than I was before. Because of this, most days I have found the time to add it in twice instead of just once!
The reward that you choose can be daily, weekly or any other increment of time that you think will work as a good motivator for yourself.
Ideas to reward yourself
- Watching a favorite tv show
- Playing a favorite game
- Calling a friend
- Going out to eat instead of cooking
- Reading a favorite book
- Spending time on a favorite hobby
- Going to the spa
- Having a friend watch the kids
- Bubble bath
- Ask someone to do something for you
- Take a nap