If you run your own business, you’ll know it can definitely be a challenge at times – you might even call it a struggle. So when you hit the one-year anniversary of when you started, it’s not a bad idea to celebrate a little bit and reward yourself – after all, you’ve made it further than a lot of others, and no matter where you are in your journey towards your goals, a little reward can be a big motivation to keep going. With that in mind, here are some ways to reward yourself after a year in business – they cover various different things, so you should find some inspiration here.

Reflect On Your Achievements

Although it might not sound like a lot of fun right away, the fact is that taking some time to reflect on your achievements throughout the last year is a great idea. You can think about how far you’ve come, which isn’t something you’ll be able to do when you’re in the midst of things, and then you can think about what’s to come and the goals you still need to achieve. It’s a great way to get ready for the next year while you’re also boosting your confidence and motivation.

Think about the milestones you’ve reached not just for the business but for yourself as well, because when you become an entrepreneur, you’ll change – hopefully in a good way. And make sure you celebrate even the smallest achievements because those are the things that will keep you moving forward, step by step.

Splurge On Something Special

You’ve worked hard to build your business, so why not treat yourself to something special? Whether it’s a new gadget you’ve had your eye on, a fancy dinner at your favorite restaurant, or something tangible to celebrate your success, like a piece of jewelry or a 2023 Intrigue RL Pontoon, if you’ve got the money and you feel you deserve a real treat, now could be the time.

Of course, you do need to be sensible – if your business is doing incredibly well, you can buy something that’s quite expensive or that you wouldn’t buy otherwise. If things are still growing and you’re not making the profits you’d like to, it might be best to stick to something smaller to ensure you don’t spend money that might be better off being used in the business itself.

Take A Well-Deserved Break

Running a busy is definitely not an easy thing to do, and it’s going to be exhausting because of all the effort you have to put in – it can often feel as though you’re not able to take a break because you don’t want to fall behind on your plans, especially if you’re working by yourself.

Of course, not taking breaks and working ridiculously hard isn’t a good idea and will usually make you less productive, so why not take a proper break after a year to recharge and give yourself some space to come up with your next set of goals? You don’t have to leave the country (although you can if you want), but you should leave your business entirely alone for a short while – you’ll be amazed at how much better everything is when you get back to it if you’ve really had a good rest.

Greg Kononenko
Greg Kononenko

My name is Greg Kononenko and I am a full-time online blogger and owner of Dad's Hustle. I'm a dad, and my passion is to help other mums and dads to start their own "hustle" and improve the financial future of their families.

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