It might seem childish, but it helps a lot to reward yourself each time you have accomplished something. It doesn’t matter whether the said accomplishment is big or small. The point is you give yourself a pat in the back and say that you deserve whatever you have.
This is one of the most effective ways in developing a good habit. Everyone needs a motivation to change. The problem is that not all people can see the hard work that you have given to improve something. In the end, you are the only one who can give yourself a big congratulatory huge by doing a great job.
You can buy yourself something cheap but memorable. You can visit a place that you have always wanted to visit. You can treat yourself to a nice dinner. In fact, a cone of your favorite ice cream would already suffice.
There are a lot of times when we punish ourselves for not doing enough or for failing. We rarely give ourselves a thank you note if we have done something right. This is why we can’t develop good habits. We think that everything is the same and that we have never changed for the better.
Once you have seen the value of what you have done, it will change the way you are. Check the infographic below for more information on how to develop good habits. Just keep doing your best and changes will come naturally, even before you notice them.