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 Longest

This year marks my fiftieth year in AAUW (American Association of University Women). The Alvin chapter was begun in 1947, and as a new, green teacher to Alvin Independent School District, I joined in 1968. In the 80's we began a book group to share our love of reading, books,and fellowship with other women and girls who loved the same. We resurrected the group on-line in September of 2015. Eventually Powerful Women Readers folded as an on-line book club, but I kept the title and turned it into a blog. (See "Introduction,"first blog). This is my first experience at blogging or publishing anything and is becomes more fun with each blog posted. I have just completed 30 years of teaching as an adjunct at The University of Houston Clear Lake. This is after three years at Alvin Community College and an almost-twenty year career as a classroom teacher with Alvin Independent School District, adding up to a total of teaching 50 years in all. Reading and writing are "in my blood" just like teaching is. I hope you enjoy the blog.

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