This week I thought we could talk a little about encouraging ourselves through rewards. As children our parents often encouraged us through rewards, though once we reached adulthood this powerful motivator often halts. This can still be a powerful tool when used appropriately. The best rewards are one’s that are not harmful to your health, are readily available, and don’t cost too much. One idea is to create a list and keep it in a prominent place where you will remember to encourage and take care of yourself. Here is a sample list to get you started;
1) Take a bath.
2) Call a friend who lives far away.
3) Read a book.
4) Try a new restaurant.
5) And of course… Get a massage.
Remember, life should be fun, take care of yourself and reward yourself for all your hard efforts!