They say that it’s good to reward yourself now and then once you have completed something you wanted to do. It can be an incentive to get things done.
I never thought I was any good at rewarding myself as I tend to just move onto the next task without thinking too much. That was until last week when I realized that I do reward myself, I just hadn’t realized it.
I had just given my Step out of your comfort zone talk to 50 people in a large financial institution. Afterwards, on the way home, I was thinking about what to get for lunch and I thought “I’m going to treat myself to sushi”.
Suddenly I realized and understood that I use food as a reward. In the past, after giving a talk, I’ve treated myself to some fancy chocolate, Asian food or perhaps a Sprüngli lunch (for those of you that are not in Switzerland, it’s a place known for great food and fine chocolate).
People use different things to incentivize themselves – it could be a massage, spa treatment, book, an afternoon off, weekend break, new outfit, new gadget, guilt-free Netflix binge, evening on the sofa reading the latest thriller or depending on your budget, new house, round the world trip and more.
Have a think what would make you stand up and do something.
How do you typically reward yourself?