I had a vice not too long ago but didn’t really see it as a vice; it was coffee.
Now, I love coffee and that was always my excuse; I loved it. Since I love coffee I was going to drink it and be caught up and absorbed in this simple pleasure of taste, aroma, and comfort. However, what I didn’t realize was that I was drinking it a little too much.
I had thought about laying it down, just for the sake of putting a stop to my 6 to 8 cups a day. The fact that it was my only vice really bothered me, so I was really going to quit, and the next thing that was demonstrated to me was probably going to send me over to the ‘coffee free’ zone.
So that was the straw that broke the Camel’s back, and I quit.
Afterwards I had a couple days of headaches and I was home-free. After a week I felt great, and after a month I no longer had the vice. Success!
Now, since I love coffee so much, I still didn’t see a reason to deprive myself completely of the drink. I still enjoy the scent and flavor, and it’s got a lot of sentimental meaning to me, as I remember times of sitting around and drinking coffee with Dad talking about anything. So as a result of that knowing, I’ve given myself an excuse to drink coffee once a week, as sort of a neat little treat to look forward and I chose Monday mornings.
Sounds like an excuse, and it is, but I think this one gives me something extra special, and the bottom line is that it doesn’t have a hold on me. I don’t get headaches throughout the week; it’s gone.
Now since I’m drinking once a week, why did I choose Monday mornings? Well, to me Monday is a representation to many as a very stressful day. Many people are not looking forward to Monday. So I chose Monday, so I can show you that you can give yourself a reason to look forward to Monday even if you’re not living your perfect Monday quite yet. You can always do something small to make Monday a little bit more pleasurable.
You might want to think about this angle when you’re going afterward toward goals that you’ve set out to accomplish. Sometimes, we get bogged down in the long monotonous journey going after something that’s not visible yet. To make your adventure just a little bit more exciting, add something special to the end as a result of you accomplishing it.
Give all things that you have dreaded over a long haul, but you know that you need to get there one more reason why you should keep going.
And if coffee is your reason, then make it so. We need all the help we can get; so rewarding ourselves I believe is a great idea.
What do you think? Am I just giving myself an excuse or is their power behind what I’m doing?
If there’s power, do you think you should be doing something similar for your goals; perhaps even Monday?
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