We all know how important hard work is. But sometimes we fail to realize how important enjoying what we worked for is. I am talking about the reward of what we have accomplished.
It is easy to see the big ones. We save up and enjoy our purchases, study to improve SAT or ACT scores, and work hard to get into our favorite college. It can be difficult, however, to make sure we enjoy small rewards when we finish a goal we set or a project we complete. If we fail to realize or give ourselves a reward we end up tired, overworked, and the feeling we are still not doing enough.
Tips for rewarding goals
We all work better when we have something to look forward to at the end of the week, month, etc. If you set a small reward for yourself at the end of the week, you can fuel yourself for longer by looking at the light at the end of the tunnel
Don’t go too big. You don’t want to reward yourself with 3 hours of free time after completing 20 minutes of work. Find a happy balance.
You don’t have to reward everything. Not every week needs a carrot dangling at the end. Sometimes it feels easy to simply go at the pace you are at.
Cater your rewards to your preferences. It is different for everyone. For me, it used to be listening to a radio show called “Club Awesome” every Friday evening. It was something I looked forward to the whole week. You might find you’d rather curl up with a book for half an hour rather than blasting music.
Have Fun! 🙂