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Reward yourself

… hardly anyone else will do it.

I have always been a fan of giving myself rewards – after an exam well passed, a critical phase managed, an exhausting conference survived, a successful conversation I had put off for too long, … you get the picture. I choose what I might need a reward for. 🙂

With rewards, I do not mean big things. Actually, some of the rewards I appreciate most might seem banal. Be that as it may, I love earning them.

Here is a list of my current rewards:
– taking a hot bubble bath with candles
binge watching a series without a bad conscience
– making an appointment for a pedicure
going to bed at 9 while it is not yet dark
sunbathing by the lake without checking the time
– cooking my favourite “pasta al forno“ dish, and adding extra cream
ignoring my messages for a day
– indulging myself in the bookstore = buying lots of good summer reads
– buying beautiful flowers for myself, or a cute bracelet

I do not know if you have ever considered rewarding yourself? 😍🌞🌸🌈 What are your favourite rewards?

I do hope you have a great day, and find some time for yourself, do yourself something good. Indulge. Yolo, as my students would say.

Author: carasmelody

daydreamer, hopelessly hopeful, I love the power of words, I love poems, words are soulfood

One thought on “Reward yourself”

  1. I love this, and I feel it is necessary to reward yourself from time to time, especially since many people (me including, sometimes) have a hard time acknowledging what they have achieved…
    I like just taking an afternoon off as a reward, having a nice piece of cake in a café or buying a magazine that I would otherwise think is too expensive.
    I have nominated your blog for the Mystery Blogger Award here, if you feel like taking part. 🙂
    xx Helen


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