I find it hard to resist impulse buys for myself when I'm out shopping or running errands. So I go ahead and scoop things up - and put them in a box when I get home. The box contains a variety of things at different price points. When I've earned a reward for meeting a goal, I choose something from the box. It's as good as going shopping all over again - and gives me something to look forward to.
This works great for stuff I find on sale (shoes!) or little things like bookmarks and stationery. I also find it very motivating because I really want the stuff that's in the box, but can't get to it unless I ear n it.
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I find it a little easier to lose weight to set a goal like losing 5 lbs, then I will reward myself, not with food. I'll buy a dvd or cd I wanted. When I lose more I will reward myself with new clothes.208
Rewards keep you going toward your goal.
I pick out a none food related reward for each month I hit a goal, stay on my plan or reach a new insight. Currently maintaining my weight, I pick out a reward that keeps me focus. The reward keeps me going and something to look forward to getting. Next reward is a day spa.
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