|My Mason Money Jars of Motivation!|
But I have this problem with laziness occasionally. Sometimes I even let busyness creep in & keep me from being diligent & disciplined about things that I should be diligent & disciplined about - like some of my 12 for 2012.
We are now two weeks into the new year. I have to say that I am doing fairly well with my exercise goals. I would like to say that I doing just as well with my eating habits but I am trying to quit lying this year. It's my trade off because I now accept bribes. Yep, bribes in the form of cold hard cash have found a way into my life. Now you understand why I have no room in my life for lying. Only one vice at a time, thank you very much.
Via Pinterest, I found a little blip from www.womenshealthmag.com that suggested setting yourself up a little jar for bribery payment. You see, every time I work out for 15 minutes I get a quarter. All that moola goes into the jar on the right. After I set that jar up & saw the cash laying in there I got to thinking that maybe I need to add another jar...the jar on the left is for house cleaning. I kinda hate to spend my free time dusting, sweeping, doing dishes, mopping, etc. But it has to be done & it should be done regularly. As in at least a full go of it every two weeks (I hope you don't think we're dirty). Anyway, I decided that each house cleaning earned me $1 (my sister says I should get a lot more; I like the way she thinks!). I've also been toying with the idea of paying myself $1 into that jar every time I get eight hours of sleep. It's another area I struggle with & cash is a powerful motivator!
I'm not sure what I'll do with the money or when I'll do it...suggestions are welcome! Also, share if you have other ways of tricking yourself into doing things that should be done. After all, we're all here to help each other, right? :-)