Another View on Rewarding Yourself
Whenever youâ€™ve completed an important task or faced a challenging situation, itâ€™s important that you reward yourself for your efforts. This is especially important if you donâ€™t have any employers or authority figures to give you a bonus or treat you to a nice, rewarding dinner after a successful proposal. Here are some ways in which you can give yourself a â€˜pat in the backâ€™ for a job well done:
Have a fun night with your friends. Whether youâ€™re watching a DVD at home or going out clubbing, your friends can give you the break you need from the little stresses of life. Friends serve as great reminders of the important things that make life worthwhile â€“ laughter and companionship.
Buy yourself something. Itâ€™s good to buy a little something for yourself once in a while, whether itâ€™s that bottle of cologne youâ€™ve always wanted or some CDs or books from your â€˜wish listâ€™. You can even buy yourself a few hours of pampering at a local spa. Get a good full body massage and feel the tension leave your body. This will make you feel recharged for a long period of time.
Get a good workout. Itâ€™s common knowledge that exercising can give you a boost of energy. Your body also releases chemicals called endorphins whenever you exercise, making you feel better after times of stress. You donâ€™t need an expensive gym membership to do this â€“ there are several exercises you can do at home, with little or no equipment.
Sleep. This is especially important after working on a project that demanded a lot of your time and energy. Getting a good nightâ€™s rest isnâ€™t just healthier â€“ it makes you feel good too. By getting a proper amount of sleep and rest after performing an exhausting task, youâ€™ll feel more rejuvenated and energized for future work.
[tags]Rewards, Motivation, Life, Tips[/tags]
July 25, 2006 Tuesday at 9:42 am