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101 Tips for Telecommuters—Successfully Manage Your Work, Team, Technology and Family by Debra A. Dinnocenzo

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29. Reward Yourself and Celebrate Successes

It's easy to forget about the value of rewards. And if you do remember to acknowledge, thank, and reward those who help you, it's easy to forget YOURSELF in the process. But inherent in the solo work of a telecommuter is the need to be cognizant of self-management issues to include rewards— for completing a major project, attaining a goal, hitting a significant milestone, surviving a really stressful week, retaining a critical customer, landing a major new account, etc. It's essential that you find appropriate and meaningful ways to celebrate your successes and provide incentives and rewards because:

  1. You're human and need these things.

  2. Others may not be aware of your accomplishments—at least “in the ...

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