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I used to work as a behavioral therapist.  Part of my job was to motivate unmotivated kids to do things they didn’t want to do:  homework, going to school, cleaning their rooms, etc.  One of the best motivational strategies I found is a reward system.  I know many of my friends use reward systems, some simple, like mental tallies (I worked out, therefore, I can eat this cookie!), some very elaborate.  So for my resolution to keep things cleaned up around the house I’ve decided to use a motivational map.

For each day I pick up, I get a colored square, and when the road is full, the time has come for a reward!  The Musician and I have decided that our first reward will be a movie outing… Can’t wait!!

What type of motivational strategies do you use??  Does it work?


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