When you’ve accomplished a goal or mini-goal, you should celebrate and reward yourself (see Motivation Hack #11). However, if you do this often enough, and your rewards cost a lot, you’ll soon go broke.
J.D. at Get Rich Slowly recently posted that sometimes it’s OK to splurge, a cool statement coming from someone who promotes frugality. And I agree with him completely, but I thought it would be interesting to post a list of some ideas of cheap or free rewards.
buy books from a used bookstore
make chocolate chip cookies (easy and delicious!)
dip berries in chocolate
take a day off, watch dvds
ask your SO for a massage
or erotic favors
take a bubble bath
download a couple songs
spend time with a loved one
get your favorite take out
give yourself some quiet time with a book or music
take a day off from any goal activities
take a nap
watch your favorite TV show
do something you love
window shopping (can be dangerous!)
go to the beach
go to a museum
have a cup of tea
have a glass of wine with dinner
Be creative! I’m sure you can think of a lot of other free things that will give you pleasure. You deserve it!