Goals and Rewards - Does anyone have this problem?
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
I have a problem with incentives. I'm not interested in most of the things suggested as rewards for losing a certain amount of weight.
I am trying to declutter and to reduce spending, so I don't want a purchased item as a reward.
If I genuinely need something, I don't want to hold that need hostage. "Sorry, no bathroom remodel till you lose more weight."
If a friend calls me and needs to talk, I don't want to be saying, "Sorry, I can't talk to you until I lose another 2 pounds. Maybe this time next week."
I do not enjoy massages or mani/pedis.
The incentive and rewards idea makes sense, but I just can't think of suitable rewards. I think it's because I'm in the decluttering, lowering expenses, necessities only zone.
Of course better health is a great reward on its own, but better health is not exactly quantifiable as a reward. "You lost 10 pounds. I will lower your A1C by .2"
If you have a suggestion for something inexpensive that won't be just more clutter, please feel free to make a suggestion here.