Sometimes, you need a swift kick in the pants. More often, you need that gentle encouragement of “you can do it” whispered in your ear. Especially when you’re making a big change to your diet or lifestyle.
Maybe you are trying to form some new habits, including but not limited to:
- Diving into the Intro phase of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and slurping up some homemade chicken soup
- Waking up and drinking hot water with lemon first thing in the morning (I hear that’s good for you)
- Calming a sick stomach with some peppermint tea
Sometimes, forming new health habits is a drag. For me, I start off with a bit of excitement and enthusiasm, and then find myself in the doldrums of “do I haaaave to?” before the new routine becomes permanent.
That’s where encouragement comes in. Sometimes you need a little help in the form of, say…an adorable monster mug.
Fact: cute mugs make drinking liquid more fun.
Fact: cut mugs with encouragement are even better.
Unfortunate fact: most of my own mugs are not this cute–some are hand-me-down, others I won at Catholic Bingo. But I do know what it’s like to use an everyday tool that you absolutely, positively adore. It makes the day just a little bit better, no matter how difficult or dreary.
Had I this mug (which I don’t but maybe I should go for it), I would want to pour something in it every single day.
And wanting to do something helps stick it in your brain better.
Those wanting-happy-positive emotions become attached with whatever new habit you are trying to form.
Cheers all around!