One thing that usually can motivate each of us to do things we’d rather not, including homework, eating healthy, exercise, or housework is hard cold cash. Wouldn’t it be awesome if someone offered you money for choosing to eat a salad? Well guess what? A website called Dailyfeats.com is doing just that.
Check this out- you check-in every time you accomplish a daily feat—usually something that people don’t naturally want to do like “!running,” or “!eatyourgreens,” and then you get points for each feat you accomplish. You can set up your list on the site and then go there or use your smartphone to mark it as completed. Feats are worth anywhere from 1 point (!hugsomeone) to 50 points (!climbamountain). To earn more points, you can sign up for challenges like GetFit, where you complete a certain list of feats including lifting weights and trying Pilates. If you complete the entire list before the month is up, you get a 75-point bonus.
And then you go shopping! You can use your points to buy real-world stuff. For instance, 3,000 points gets you a $10 gift card to Amazon, Home Depot, Starbucks, or Gaiam among others! Not bad for stuff you’re supposed to be doing anyhow, right? Even better, DailyFeats gives you the option of donating your points or money to a charity or gifting them to a loved one. I get a nudge to switch my laundryand I get to do something nice for someone else? Love it.