Motivating Yourself By Rewarding Yourself
Adapted from Pixabay
If I have to do something I would rather not, I often plan a reward or pleasurable activity to do straight afterwards. It motivates me to get the thing done and gives me something to look forward to. It means when I wake in the morning and think about the day ahead, I have something nice
to anticipate, instead of all my focus being on the task/appointment I would like to avoid.
What sorts of appointments do I dread?
Appointments that make me uneasy -
What else don't people like doing?
Most people dread doing an interview Pixabay
I had a quick look on the internet at lists of everyday chores/things people don't like doing. The list includes -
Some tasks are really unpleasant and others are just boring, done them so many times before.
Ways I reward or treat myself
Cleaning tasks can be boring Pixabay
When I've done something I didn't want to do I might -
My treat or reward depends what the appointment is or the nature of the task and where I am. I mean, I am not
going to a cafe to have a hot coffee or a delicious piece of cheesecake straight after a filling or extraction at the dentist.
It is nice to have something to look forward to after doing something you dread or dislike doing. You are more likely to be motivated to do it if you have a reward or treat to anticipate.
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