- Instead of spending my extra day off lazing around in PJs, I took a quick, wonderful trip to [New City]. I left a letter of petition for the city spirits, but also bought new shoes and grabbed one of my favorite breakfast treats and walked a lot and rode the subway and slept wonderfully and felt so amazing.
- Instead of spending yet more time on the internet procrastinating on things by playing games I don't really enjoy, pretending that I was just taking a little break before getting back to work, I started looking at learning Irish through some online freebies, read a lot of books, and played with my cat.
- Instead of having a junk-food dinner, I bought good beer and yummy finger foods and rewarded myself with actual delicious things that are also less awful for me.
Doing things this way provided a wonderful break, and reminded me not to just snatch at fast-food pleasures because they're easy to get and acceptable to sneak into daily life. I'm looking forward to getting back to work, especially now that I can give myself real rewards again.