Dawn Bradley

Ways To Reward Yourself


  • Don’t pick a reward that negates what you’ve just achieved. For example, if you’ve decluttered, don’t buy stuff as a reward. If you’ve sorted out a great morning routine – don’t reward by having a lie in!
  • Pick a relevant reward that is something to do with what you’ve just done – to reinforce your good work. For example, you’ve finally sorted your bedroom and organised it all – so treat yourself to an early night and enjoy the room a little!
  • Pick something that truly motivates you to get the job done. If you can look forward to something then it drives you to get the job finished that much quicker.
  • Make the reward something easy to achieve quickly – for example, don’t reward with a holiday if it’s going to take you a year to save up…
  • Reward yourself with a treat that’s on the same level as the task. Small rewards for small tasks, and large for large ones.
  • Remember, rewards don’t have to cost anything – you can get pleasure out of the most simple things if you allow yourself to really enjoy them.


  • Enjoy a magazine and a coffee in peace and quiet for half an hour
  • Relax with a lazy lie in
  • Run a hot bath with a good book and a relaxing bath foam / candle
  • Take a break. A holiday / day out etc… or simply some time away from everyday life
  • Book a meal out
  • Savour a nice glass of wine
  • Listen to a favourite music album
  • Watch a film (either at home, or maybe go to the cinema in the middle of the day!)
  • Watch a TV programme you have been meaning to watch for ages (or indulge in an entire box set!)
  • Go for a long walk
  • Go to a concert or the theatre
  • Try a new exercise class
  • Start a new hobby that you’ve always wanted to do
  • Take up a new sport
  • Sign up for a night class
  • Organise an evening out with friends
  • Delegate a task – a cleaner could be just what you need now you are back in control of things – work out what’s important for you to do and what your time is worth.
  • Visit an exhibition / museum / gallery etc…
  • Treat yourself to your favourite cake / chocolate etc…
  • Go to a coffee shop and relax for a while with your favourite drink
  • Get a takeaway and take the night off cooking
  • Take a day off work just because!
  • Spend time with a friend
  • Have a beauty treatment
  • Visit a spa / sauna etc…
  • Have your nails done
  • Read a book
  • Have a child free day/afternoon to do whatever you want
  • Have an early night
  • Get flowers / a plant for your home
  • Light a nice candle
  • Have a picnic in your local park

The list really is endless…

From https://organisemyhouse.com/reward-yourself/