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Habits & Dragonification

We're talking all about habits, rituals, and routines – how we start them, keep them, and when necessary break them. But as we're in the habit of doing, we start with a cocktail.


French 75 (a suggestion from listener Emily)

  • gin
  • lemon juice
  • simple syrup
  • top with champagne

We touched on our habit tendencies a la Gretchen Rubin's new book, Better Than Before and her Happier Podcast. (You can take the Four Tendencies Quiz too). We also share our daily, weekly, and when our spouse is away habits and rituals. We're also talking about rituals to help us get out of a bad mood or a creative funk, and our quirky habits our husbands' annoying ones.

In current obsessions, Erica loves Jergens Ultra Healing lotion. Kelsey's in a serious relationship with her heating pad.

In neighborhood news, there has been a gradual but impressive dragon-ification of a house down the street, and Erica finally successfully met some other neighbor moms.

5 responses to “Habits & Dragonification”

  1. Pretty sure I’m an obliger and abstainer. I do better when I’m meeting others expectations – like a running buddy waiting for me. I agreed with Erica when she said she starts a habit and then rewards herself by not having to do that thing – yes. So if I’m trying to start a good habit (or end a bad habit), I have to be all-in.

  2. Gretchen Rubin talks about “blast starts” where you do something really intensely for a short period of time to jump start your habit, maybe something like that would help, that is a tough conundrum! Maybe building in some temptation bundling and accountability to make it a long term thing, thanks for sharing!

  3. I finally took the quiz and I am a Questioner with an inclination to Uphold. Can’t wait to read the book!

  4. That must be why all your recommendations to me are so spot on 🙂 I am an upholder but also identify with many Questioner tendencies.

  5. Likewise!!!!

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