Benefits of habit “Reward yourself for completing tasks”

✓ Improves motivation
✓ Reduces stress
✓ Relieves immediate tension
✓ Helps in setting goals

First step:

Once a day


1. Today, when planning 1 task, also decide on a reward you will get after completing it.
2. Tomorrow, do the same to 2 tasks. It should be small rewards, immediately attainable.
3. Keep increasing, until you have a small reward after completing each major task.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. If it’s possible plan your tasks ahead, make a day’s plan and add small rewards to each task.
✓ Trigger your mind. Have the reward you have set for yourself visible in the place you’re completing the task. That way, you will not forget about it and always know what you’re working towards.
✓ Let the app help. Set a reminder to ring every morning that rewards are just as important as the task at hand. You may also track the times you missed setting a reward on the calendar of this app.
✓ Reward yourself further. Once you’ve gone a full month of successful task-reward routine, have a bigger reward in mind: go on a short trip or buy something bigger. It takes work to motivate yourself and you should acknowledge that.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Carrot instead of stick. Rewards can be even more powerful motivation than fear of losing your job if you don’t complete certain tasks. Motivate yourself with little rewards to increase your productivity.
✓ Simple and attainable. That’s the rule of the small rewards system. For every major task there should follow a small reward: 10 minutes of browsing online randomly, 5-minute coffee break, a short yoga routine – you name it. It should be doable and available everywhere you go.