Your year of treats

We’ve reached the end of January and you may want to take time to look over all you’ve got done with #ResearcherRenew and give yourself credit for investing in yourself.

Your task today is the nicest of the lot. It’s to think of all the things you might like to do to reward yourself for getting work done.

These could be small prizes you give yourself throughout the day (a nice drink mid-morning, a packed lunch with your favourite sandwiches). Or something that you work towards for bigger achievements (a piece of art or jewellery, a concert, holiday, a new lipstick or item of clothing).

Continue to do those thank you notes, and give yourself lots of TLC and praise. You might also want to write a ‘reward journal’ where you note something pleasant to give yourself every day/week. Or schedule alerts to remind yourself to do something kind – to you.

If you found this difficult
Imagine you were taking care of a dear friend. It’s often easier to think about how we’d assist a friend than we look after ourselves.

All of the challenges in #ResearcherRenew are designed to carry on across the year, and if any in particular helped you feel stronger or happier make a point of continuing with those.

And now you’re ready. Time to step into the year with confidence and pride. There may be difficulties during the year, but you’re okay. You got this.

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