Chew Coffee Stirrers While Working to Snack Less, Focus More
"This sounds silly, but it really works. I picked up this habit from my husband, who loves to chew on things. I keep these stirrers in my office and backpack, and whenever I sit down at my computer, I pop one between my teeth," Rubin writes.
Having the stirrer in her mouth diminished her urge to eat/smoke/drink while working, and improved her focus. She says the latter could be a placebo effect, but research has shown that chewing gum can boost mental performance, so it may be a similar effect.
Coffee stirrers are available at any coffee shop, so just pick up a few extra ones the next time you go to one.
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