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How do you guys reward yourselves for doing well?

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  1. download

    download Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This is kind of a dilemma... :p

    Today I checked adsense and noticed that I made almost 2 times my average income and had my highest paying day so far after making a few changes and doing a lot of work over the Thanksgiving weekend. :)

    But now, I really want to just chill and do nothing today, but I also want to keep working.. :p

    What should I do?
    (stupid thread, I know)
     
  2. Randy569

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    Every now and then, you have to take a day off, and just step away for a day. Spend time with the family, play with the dog, watch T.V., whatever.

    Just take a day to let your brain relax and reboot.

    Otherwise, you'll just burn out.
     
  3. david wright

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    I reward myself to good food. I search a bunch of restaurant listings, look over the reviews, treat myself to dining out at a restaurant i haven't been on. Food is good for the soul.
     
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    the 3 S's:

    sushi, strip club, sexy party stewie style,

    optional but welcomed S's: sex, sake bombs, south park, shots (of the alchoholic variety), sun/sand/senoritas, etc
     
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  5. Isis

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    No, it isn't a stupid thread at all. Rewarding a good outcome is called "positive reinforement" in psycology. So go do something you like to do or buy something you like. This will keep you from burning out and help you continue to be productive.

    Right now, I just take a bath, get in bed and put a good movie on. I have cool snacks on the night stand of course. Works wonders for me.
     
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    Good posts so far guys :p

    Personally I try to keep my life balanced - I work on IM stuff at max 5-6 hours a day, considering I am also a student. I guess I will just do some maintenance work for a bit and then relax for the rest of the night. :)
     
  7. Rasacz

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    I masturbate.
     
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    It's tricky and i understand you well. Sometimes, when the business is running great and you are in the succes mood, it's risky to slow down and relax because after that, you need to push you up again to gain this working and succes motivation.

    One of my favorite reward is doing a mix of trip/sport like mountain biking in new trails or friends and restaurant + beers but i often have a telecom tool close to me to push me keep an eye on the business :p

    Sport is the best thing for me because when i'm doing it, i can not do other thing at the same time :D
     
  9. partymarty4870

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    Take the morning off and go for a nice long paddle in my seakayak.

    And then feel guilty when I return so then work to 2am to make up for it.
     
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    get some girl and take a rest bro..haha
     
  11. ContentCreation

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    Sleep! :)

    When I 'do well', it is usually as a result of me going full out for hours on end, so the best way to reward myself is with a LONG sleep!

    I am sooo lazy it's unreal! I could do an 8-10 hour shift, then go to bed and sleep for 16 hours straight, sometimes 18! Last week, I came home from a lecture at 1PM, got in best at 1:30PM and slept until 8AM the next morning, when I had to get up for another lecture :D I could be putting a LOT of that time into my projects, but i can't help it .. I love sleep!
     
  12. eng152

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    Go to youtube and watch some videos.
     
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    I reward myself by buying link building packages for a website campaign
     
  14. 75INZ

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    I usually marathon whatever TV series I'm currently watching. At the end of the day I'll always watch one or two eps of it in t bed to help me wind down, but when I feel like treating myself for working hard or whatever I'll marathon like two seasons in a row:p