Healthy, progressive, and economically responsible, the Treat Jar is a surefire way to celebrate a major accomplishment without breaking the bank.
Here’s how you play: Grab a girlfriend and take a night to think of all the (ideally inexpensive) things you’ve always wanted to try but have never managed to get around to.
Wine tasting, fencing lessons, a Pilates class, making ravioli from scratch, taste-testing the mousse at that new bakery on the corner, painting your nails gold, unapologetically watching every season of Downton Abbey in your pajamas, whatever.
Give yourself a variety of options—from simple to intricate—and write each one down on little paper rectangles, concealing the celebratory contents with a swift and solid crease.
Drop them all into an oversized mason jar, and promptly display it on the counter, on a shelf, on your bedside table—anywhere that’s visible daily and that keeps you accountable to setting and crushing your goals.
Then, every time you have something to celebrate, close your eyes and reach into the jar like you’re eight years old at a sleepover and it’s finally your turn at Charades. Discover the fate of your reward, and set out on your adventure!