Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Why are old habits so hard to break?

One thing we've been talking about in the Going Green Library Committee is encouraging employees to use their own cups at library functions rather than disposable ones. A few days after we first talked about this I went to a Blue 2.0 function, and as soon as I got there poured myself a drink in a disposable cup, even though my travel mug was downstairs. Today I went to the Hospitality Committee's hot dog lunch, and, again, poured myself a drink in a disposable cup. I didn't even think about my travel mug until it was time to go out on the desk.

I feel like stapling the mug to my sleeve to get me to remember to use it. I always take it with me to the library cafeteria, because that habit is firmly ingrained. How to I learn to make it a habit elsewhere?

1 comment:

Beth said...

I think the stapler sounds like a great idea. I look forward to seeing what you come up with for the Blue 2 party tomorrow!