I’m looking for suggestions. With my Love, Lifestyles, Letters year long project (which I explained here) I’ve broken the big year goals into smaller monthly goals and then again into daily check lists. It’s working and I’m enjoying the challenge. However I realized today that there are no incentives. I hadn’t set any short term rewards…till today. I picked two rewards: 1) a hall carpet for my front entrance if I meet my cleaning goals and 2) a new shirt and pants if I meet my workout/health goals.
Both rewards are good. They are things that are practical but I would also enjoy. But I don’t want to always reward myself with consumer-buying prizes. The problem is all my ideas are centered in or go back to shopping, buying, and spending.
I thought of allowing myself to start a new knitting project but that means buying new yarn (not a bad thing in and of itself but I have just started two projects and have enough yarn to start at least three more). I thought about splurging on high end make-up…again buying stuff. I thought about buying a book but I have enough books that I haven’t even started.
What I need are suggestions; suggestions for rewards and incentives that do not require shopping?