I was once a teacher so I know the power of stickers. Put a sticker on a kid’s paper and that’s all it takes to make that kid’s day. Promise a sticker to a kid for good effort and that kid will work like the devil.
I was telling Tim the other day about my streaks and how I am motivated by streaks; by keeping something going for as long as I can: this blog 5 times a week, my hour meditation every day, my paper journal-writing every day.
I now have a workout calendar and I’ve started a new streak (though it won’t be a streak “officially” until I’m 10 days in.) The deal is that I am going to do something worky-outy every day: hike, bike, lift, run the stairs, etc.
Today Tim and I did Yoganand’s Pranakriya Yoga Workout, which is kick-asana. He brought me stickers to put on my calendar for everyday I work out. Little smileys with sweatbands.
I don’t really need external motiviation to keep going, but damn, these stickers are awesome.