Monday, June 06, 2011
I don't do rewards. I mean, since I retired, what greater reward can there be? I sleep as late as i want, i stay up as late as i want.
I was careful in my retirement planning so that I can pretty much buy whatever i want when i want it, within reason.
but i read something on spark tonight that 'spoke to me'. the article said to plan small rewards.
for the summer biggest loser challenge, i am planning on taking baby steps. i'm not new to spark, but baby steps feels right to me.
so, of all the things i saw on the small rewards list, i like the one of putting a $1 in a jar when i have mostly reached my goals for the day.
then when i get some money built up, i'll spend the money on something small: maybe have someone come in and clean my windows which have not been done in a long time, or take my car to be cleaned up - i always do it myself, or get a 30 min. massage instead of paying the price for a whole hour.
i like the idea of NO PRESSURE. i'm gonna give that a try for the summer challenge - NO PRESSURE.
maybe i could even try to make them very small rewards, for fun. have someone clean just the windows on the front of the house first. or have them vac out the car really good but not wash the car, maybe get half of a subscription to my fav magazine that cost too much for a whole year so i don't get it, and maybe just a 15 min. massage on my shoulders. this could be fun.
this could really wind up being fun. maybe put a $1 in the jar for small accomplishments each day, and then when i have $7, just look around and see what great LITTLE thing i can find to spend it on as a LITTLE REWARD.
over the 11 week challenge, i could have 11 very small but very special $7 rewards.
what do you think?