50 Ways to Reward Yourself – by Bryn Donovan…

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A couple of weeks back, Iwrote this postabout the importance of rewarding yourself when you’re trying to start a good habit…or break a bad habit. This isbasic brain science.

Naturally, good habits can be their own reward, but most of us benefit from extra reinforcement!

A couple of people have reached out to ask me for ideas for rewards. One of them was looking for ways to reward himself for losing weight and reaching weight loss milestones. Rewards can really work as motivation and inspiration for accomplishments as well as support for daily habits.

I believe just framing something mentally as a reward can help reinforce good habits (such as exercise or writing) and help you break a bad habit (whether it’s alcohol, smoking, another addiction, or losing your temper for no very good reason.)

The first 25 on this list are small, cheap rewards–some don’t cost…

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Author: Rae Reads

This year (2019) finds me with 50 years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

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