Reward system?

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shotgunxsinner7's picture
Reward system?

My "homework" this week is to set up a scale of 1 to 10, 10 indicated I took care of my self, mentally and physically. A 1 would indicate I resorted to self-harm such as binging and purging or restricting or using laxatives or drugs.

I have to decided every night how my day went, and if I have a lot of "good" days, I get a reward.

Uhm. Ideas?
I have NO idea what to give myself as a reward! Before, planning a great b/p was my reward, but it was also my punishment.
So yeah, healthy reward system ideas would be much appreciated =]

I dont do the whole mani-pedi/treat yourself out to a spa because I have no one to really go with.
Clothes shopping just gives me anixety, massages are expensive in nyc, my neighborhood is too dangerous to take a "peaceful walk"

This is a toughie...

Edit// Better question: what reward would you give yourself if you made weekly improvements on recovery? The idea is to slowly appreciate other things in life besides resorting back to eating disordered behavior.

Newhope's picture
Taking a bath (in the dark if

Taking a bath (in the dark if you're not ready to have the lights on!), doing your own nails or hair, take a bus to a park where you can go for a peaceful walk, go to the theatre and see a new movie (by yourself if no one wants to go), Look on a DIY craft site and make yourself a new scarf or something. < That website has some great ideas!

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