In the words of my grandma, “I tell you the truth.” Peer influence is viral and motivation has the greatest strength in numbers. Translation: if our friends do or try something crazy or new, we’re often encouraged to do the same. So what if we out-talk the walk? Sometimes the hype of the idea in itself is the funnest part. Because even if we don’t act on the thought, it sure can be fun to entertain it for even a fleeting moment.
Take $50 ($1 bills) out of your bank account and create two “jars”—one labeled donate and one labeled splurge. At the end of every day, you will either put your dollar in the donate jar or the splurge jar. At the end of the 50 days, whatever money you have in your splurge jar is yours to do with as you please! (lottery tickets, a new bikini, nail polish, etc.) Whatever money is in your donate jar you must donate (church collection box, cancer research, SPCA, etc.).
Grab a buddy and do this together! For each walk/run you do with your buddy (aim for one a week) take a dollar out of the donate jar and put it into splurge. “Support session” walks will be vital!
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