This might feel a little scary, but try your best to stay open and curious.
Choose an item that represents you. It will be your avatar.
Collect rewarding items that make you feel good and appreciated (e.g. money, flowers, tasty treats, spices, confetti, luxury items, bubbly, a Kudos jar*, etc.).
Find a place to arrange all of the rewards around your avatar. (If this is a particularly scary aspect, then start by keeping it in a closet or drawer or someplace secret. If you feel more brave later, it can live someplace out in the open.)
Over the next 7 days, feel free to add more items.
But by the end of the 7 days, be sure to have indulged in at least 50% of the items. Bonus points if you indulge 100%.
YOU DESERVE TO REVEL IN YOUR SUCCESS. OWN IT.
*Bonus Instructions for Kudos Jar 1. Politely tell the voice in your head who is going to find this silly, self-indulgent, arrogant, self-centered, crazy, selfish, etc. to kindly take those bad vibes elsewhere for the moment. Thanks but no thanks.** 2. Take small pieces of paper (start with at least 12), a write compliments to yourself.
You can start with prompts like: Good job on _____, Nice work with ______, Congrats on _____, You did _____, Bravo!
Include compliments about instances where you overcame setbacks or when you rose to a challenge.
It may be helpful to imagine you are your own boss, and what would you want that boss to recognize and commend?
Appreciate small stuff, big stuff, hard stuff, easy stuff, any stuff that you feel needs to be acknowledged.
3. Find a jar & label it "Kudos."
The word 'kudos' is derived from the Greek 'kydos' (magical glory).
4. Add your compliments to the jar and add the jar to your success shrine. 5. Keep extra pieces of paper handy so that you can add to the Kudos Jar as often as you want. It is recommended to add to compliments on a daily basis. **Optional: every time your brain questions your abilities, competence, or the value of the success shrine, add $1 to the success shrine.