Y’know the concept that positive reinforcement (praise/incentive on the desired behaviour) is better than negative reinforcement (taking things away)?
I’ve come to understand that it applies to me, as well.
Call it “self-care”…call it bribing myself (not above it, just sayin’)…call it what you will, but just as it’s important to reinforce positive behaviours in one’s children, I verily believe that we, as adults, not only should practice the concept with each other…but to ourselves.
No, I’m not good at it.
I believe that what I gift to myself (self-care) sorely compares to that stuff I give out.
It’s a start. I’m learning.
So, at the approach of the finality of a particularly intense goings-on that I’ve enveloped…I felt it prudent to pre-think the acquisition of a new member of my Soul Family.
“What in the sweet hell are you on?!?”
A new “Colour!! Buddy.”
This is Delilah…the fricken’ Unicorn Monster.
Go. “Me.” 😉
But wait!! There’s MORE!!
On the suggestion of a particular *gets you* friend…
Small tokens of enduring effort…but for me, it’s really that simple.
It’s a choice. Some may take to the pills. Or, the bottle, Or, the self-harm. I know this to be true either by myself or by others I care about.
So, I think that choosing “Colour!!” is a pretty fantastic choice.
I may need to acquire a Colour!! Buddy for just such an achievement. 😉
Who should I pick next??
What do you choose to “indulge” in as a positive incentive for yourself to keep on keepin’ on? \m/