59 Ways To Reward Success

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In my last post, I offered you a freebie – a printable where you could track your own anti-bucket list (or any work in progress) with places to write what you have to-do, what you are doing, and what you have done already. And I included a section in there for you to write down ways to reward yourself for your successes.

Now, some might say success itself should be intrinsic; that a job well done is it’s own reward. If that’s you, and you are happy with the completion of the task itself, great! The way I see it though, reward is built in everywhere into life. Most things aren’t done just for their own sake, so I have no problem with rewarding myself for successes either.

But some people may be struggling with how to reward themselves. Maybe they don’t have much time or money or even know what they enjoy. If that’s you, then hopefully my list that I’ll share in a minute will help give you some ideas.

This is my ‘happiness’ list. Again, not all-inclusive, but it’s fairly comprehensive. When I’m looking to reward myself in some way or even just get a quick mood-booster, I can usually find something enjoyable from my list here. (And I find it works even better as an incentive if I stack the rewards – creating a combo bonus effect if I do more than one thing from the list at a time!)

  • Adding to or enjoying my foreign money collection
  • Afternoon naps
  • Airshows
  • Almost anything British (afternoon teas, humor, accent, foods, etc.)
  • Antiques
  • Archery
  • Blankets/plush bathrobe
  • Bread
  • Bollywood music videos and films
  • Cats
  • Chatting or texting a friend
  • Chess
  • Chocolate
  • Circus arts (watching it online, in-person – want to participate someday!)
  • Coffee
  • Cows
  • Dandelions
  • Detective/forensic things
  • Digital designing
  • Eating out at a favorite restaurant
  • Escape the room events
  • Getting to treat others to something special
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Journaling
  • Keychains
  • Learning about something unusual or interesting (usually from Atlas Obsecura, Wikipedia, or vsauce videos on YouTube)
  • Learning mental math ‘tricks’
  • LEGO kits
  • Listening to music
  • Listening to old-time radio shows
  • Looking at pictures of fashion/jewelry
  • Looking up new recipes or restaurants
  • Magazine subscriptions
  • Miniatures
  • Nanowrimo
  • Office Max/office supplies
  • Pepsi/Clear American waters
  • Pillows
  • Planning dates/adventures/puzzles
  • Planning vacations
  • Playing music
  • Playing old computer games from my childhood
  • Playing relaxing games on my phone
  • Random generators online
  • Reading, particularly e-books
  • Really nice pens that write easily
  • Self-discovery/personality tests
  • Spoilers, particularly learning how magic tricks are done
  • Storying/imagination
  • Stuffed animals
  • Tabletop RPG or LARP planning
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Talking to family members
  • Trying a new arts and crafts project
  • Video game walkthroughs
  • Watching TV shows
  • Water Joe
  • Working on 5D diamond paintings
  • Working on my blog πŸ™‚

And that’s most of my list! Some of the stuff is free or little time, others are as expensive or time-consuming as you want them to be. Some things are specific to me, but hopefully there’s enough on here you can find at least ONE takeaway to add to your own list so the next time you have a success you want to celebrate, you have a fun and easy way to do so! πŸ™‚

Got any other suggestions for me? Feel free to let me know what your rewards for yourself look like in the comments section below or Contact me.

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