Another year has passed in the blink of an eye. For many of us, the end of the year is a moment for celebration and reflection, be it about resolutions that were accomplished or mistakes that could have been avoided.
Regardless of how good or bad 2018 has been, it’s always a good idea to reward oneself and end the year on a high note. After all, we humans are wired to seek rewards. Apart from the fact that receiving a gift triggers the release of dopamine, which in turn makes us feel happy, pampering ourselves frequently with a small reward also does wonders to keep us motivated.
According to a 2018 study by researchers at Cornell University, people who received frequent rewards for accomplishing minor tasks were more likely to enjoy their work. On the other hand, those who received a reward only after the completion of a big venture were less likely to feel as such.
So, go ahead and treat yourself to something nice this festive period. It’s time to get psyched for whatever awaits in 2019!
Here are four suggestions as to how you can go about giving yourself that pat on the back.
1. Go on a vacation
Travelling has been found to have a positive effect on health as it allows the traveler to rest, relax and refresh the mind. Learning about a new culture while holidaying also helps to expand one’s social network and perspectives of the world. Just be sure not to check your work emails on holiday unless absolutely necessary.
2. Indulge in a nice meal
It’s no secret that eating is not merely a means of sustenance here in Singapore but a national hobby. Of course, rewarding yourself with a nice meal doesn’t necessarily mean dining at a fancy restaurant – you can simply eat whatever makes you happy. To spice things up a little, plan a trip to your favourite hawkers or, if you’re feeling indulgent, the latest Michelin-starred restaurants.
3. Pay it forward
Studies have suggested that we were born compassionate, so it comes as little surprise that helping others makes us happy. Furthermore, the act of paying it forward allows us to gain a sense of satisfaction and fulfilment that money cannot buy. So find a cause you are passionate about and lend a helping hand. Every effort, as little as it may seem, goes a long way in making the world a better place!
4. Look good, feel good
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When you’re done rewarding yourself, don’t forget to take some time to reflect on the year that has passed and how you can make 2019 even better!