Sounds fancy, huh?
Remember the other day when I said I needed something visual to help me keep track of how much I actually am accomplishing every day?
Well, I put on my “Inventor” hat and devised an ingenious little, uh, device for measuring my daily success level. It’s VERY clever. Ready?
I started with a jar and some mini-marshmallows. I opened the jar and for every individual thing I accomplished during the day, I put in a marshmallow. When the jar is full, I will take out the marshmallows and make rice krispies treats. And then I will eat them, and literally enjoy the, uh, fruit of my labors.
Pretty clever huh? Okay, so it’s really not that clever. But it works for me.
Look how much stuff I did today!
At that rate, I should have enough for rice krispies treats in [counts on fingers again] a lot of days. I don’t really know how many, but hopefully you get the idea. I think I can wait that long… maybe.
Hmm. I think I’ll make some cinnamon biscuits to tide me over.
Do any of you have anything like this for yourselves or your kids? How do you reward yourselves for a job well done? How do you motivate yourselves to keep doing stuff even when you feel like you’re not getting anything done?