A few weeks ago I made a resolution to drink more water. Again.
I make this resolution a lot, and yet my water consumption doesn't really increase. I like water, I know I should drink it, but it never seemed to happen.
It was one of life's mysteries. How is it that I can drink rivers of soda at restaurants, but can't finish a bottle of water?
And then I bought this:
And I learned something about myself. It's all about the straw.
My brain is wired to slurp things out of straws. Now I just take my cup, fill it with water before I go on the computer, and I drink without even thinking about it, just the way I do with soda.
In fact, I'm pretty sure my brain thinks I AM drinking soda....
There's only one problem. These cups are out of stock now, so I have to be extra careful with it. If I lose it I'll have to wait until next summer to get another one. (Also, I wish it wasn't so tall, it doesn't fit in my cup holder.) But still, it's a marvelous invention.
How do you trick yourself into doing things that are good for you?