It’s IWSG Day again and the (optional) question of the month is: How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal/ finish a story?
True confessions: I don’t always, because of the little voice inside my head that says don’t reward yourself for doing something of dubious usefulness. Do you reward yourself for indulging in cheesecake? I usually have to force myself to do the rest and reward thing, because it’s important for … reasons.
I’m *supposed* to take a day off and go somewhere nice to cleanse after finishing a big project. After a shorter one, I (should) take a least an hour or so. In reality, I don’t always and when I don’t, the stress builds. This is probably a good time to remind myself why breaks are important.
1) Because writing is hard and it’s not all fun and easy like eating cheesecake.
2) Because even after you eat cheesecake, you should take time to burn off those calories.
3) Because writing is hard and it’s important, and you should treat your accomplishments like accomplishments and honor them. That way you can reprogram your brain to write better and not just because you have to.
All of this is true. I know this. Sort of. Good question!
What about you? How do you reward yourself for finishing a project? (Do you reward yourself?)