“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy…” It’s time to reward yourself!
Full day ahead? Feeling overwhelmed with your task list? Promise yourself a reward for completing each task—or finishing the total job. Then keep your promise to your yourself for staying focused and working.
The reward rules are simple:
No reward (no distraction) until the task is complete. A “reward” doesn’t have to be expensive or complex—it might be as simple as a bite of chocolate or a walk around the building.
Everyone likes a reward
And there’s no better time to get one than when you’re out of your comfort zone, challenging yourself to improve, or nervous about whether you can succeed.
Rewards create a feeling of doing something you want to do, not just what you’re forcing yourself to do. Even the smallest of rewards can work wonders as you travel from milestone to milestone, pound to pound, and mile to mile.
Building in a reward system to your tasks will help you maintain the necessary balance in life between work and play. Experts agree that if we learn to balance excellence in work with excellence in play, fun, and relaxation, our lives become happier, healthier, and more creative.
Even for small successes, celebrate your achievement of goals.