Bribing myself to go to class

I’m terrible with having the “I just don’t want to go to class feeling”. I give in about 50% of the time and skip class which is AWFUL for attendance. Seriously, please don’t do this. For this semester, I figured out a great way to make sure I go to classes.

I love spending money. I love having money in my checking account and knowing I can go out and buy what I want, when I want. Money in my savings is great in the long run but I’m an instant gratification girl when it comes to money. So here’s my bribe: if I miss a class for any non-legitimate reason (we’ll get into that), I have to put $5 into my savings with the memo line reading “You missed ______ class”.

It’s so sad to go into my savings and see my transfers say “You missed Payment Systems”, “You missed Admin Law”, etc. It’s fantastic to see the number going up but the reason, not so much. As for legitimate reasons, they are far and few between. If I’m really sick, called to court, or have a job interview, those are the only reasons I don’t have to pay. I’m called to court so rarely it’s almost never an issue, I don’t get sick all that much, and seriously, a job interview?

Now, I’m not saying don’t save money. You should be putting away a set amount as often as you are able to. I try to put away at least $50 a month, if not more. The extra $5 for missing classes is just extra money that I’m no longer allowed to spend. I absolutely do NOT transfer money out of my savings unless it’s an emergency or I’m saving for something specific so it’s just more money in the bank long term. It’s pathetic I have to bribe myself to go to class some days, but everyone has bad days and if this is the best way for me to go to class, so be it.

2 thoughts on “Bribing myself to go to class

  1. This is a great idea! I hope it works!

    I know for myself to bribe myself to go to class it’s usually with food or alcohol. “Alright, well if you go to your night class you can go home and have a glass of your favorite wine.” Or, I schedule my classes in a row so I can’t leave and go home.

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