I wanted to let folks know about a reward I gave myself, which has given so much back to me. When I reached 25lbs down I decided to reward myself by finding a way to get involved with horses again. I chose to do this by volunteering at a riding stables where they serve disadvantaged kids, and they need volunteers to help clean the stables, do office paperwork, and help out with lessons and lead the kids around on horses during special events. This is the best idea I ever had! I not only get to be around horses, but the people there are so friendly and welcoming, I look forward to every time I go. Helping out the little kids in particular is a HUGE reward for me.
So next time you are trying to think of a reward, think of a cause you would like to help out with, and find a way to volunteer. You might find there are special rewards for focusing your attentions away from yourself for a few hours a week and giving them to someone else.
"He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him." – Dutch Proverb
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