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Nutrition facts

Serving size
1 Tbsp (6g)
Calories
20
Total fat
.5g
Sodium
10mg
Total carbohydrate
4g
Dietary fiber
1g
Total sugar
0g
Protein
<1g
Potassium
110mg
Iron
0.4mg
Mushroom blend

Chaga, reishi, lion’s mane, cordyceps mushrooms and mycelium cultured on Organic Oats

INGREDIENTS: Organic cacao, Organic Spice Blend (organic cinnamon, organic turmeric, organic ginger, organic cardamom, organic black pepper, organic nutmeg, organic cloves), Organic black tea powder, Himalayan pink salt

100% USDA Organic, non-gmo, gluten free, vegan, Whole30 & Kosher

Nutrition facts

Serving size
1 Tbsp (6g)
Calories
20
Total fat
0g
Sodium
10mg
Total carbohydrate
4g
Dietary fiber
1g
Total sugar
0g
Protein
1g
Iron
2mg

INGREDIENTS: Organic Mushroom Blend (Chaga, Reishi, Lion's Mane and Cordyceps mushrooms and mycelium cultured on organic oats and/or organic sorghum), Organic Matcha, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Turmeric, Organic Ginger, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Cardamom, Himalayan Pink Salt

100% USDA Organic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Non-GMO, Kosher, Whole30 Approved

Nutrition facts

Serving size
1 Tbsp (6g)
Calories
20
Total fat
0g
Sodium
10mg
Total carbohydrate
4g
Dietary fiber
1g
Total sugar
0g
Protein
1g
Potassium
60mg
Iron
1.8mg

INGREDIENTS: Organic Spice Blend (Organic Turmeric, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Ginger, Organic Cardamom, Organic Black Pepper), Organic Mushroom Blend (Chaga, Reishi, Lion’s Mane and Cordyceps mushrooms and mycelium grown on organic oats and/or organic sorghum), Organic Lucuma Fruit Powder, Organic Baobab Fruit Powder, Organic Rooibos Tea Extract, Himalayan Pink Salt

100% USDA Organic, Vegan, Non-GMO, Kosher, Gluten Free

Nutrition facts

Serving size
1 Tbsp (6g)
Calories
20
Total fat
0g
Sodium
5mg
Total carbohydrate
4g
Dietary fiber
1g
Total sugar
0g
Protein
0g
Iron
0.3mg
Mushroom blend

Turkey tail and Reishi mushrooms and mycelium cultured on Organic Oats and/or Organic Sorghum

INGREDIENTS: Organic Lucuma Fruit Powder, Organic Rooibos Tea Extract, Organic Spice Blend (Organic Turmeric , Organic Cinnamon, Organic Ginger, Organic Cardamom, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Nutmeg, Organic Cloves), Organic Valerian Root Extract, Passionflower Extract, Organic Ashwagandha Root Extract, Organic Chamomile Extract

Organic, kosher, non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan

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7 Ways to Make Forming Habits Easier

Hint: Self-punishment isn’t one of them

Damon Orion

According to legend, British occultist Aleister Crowley took an exceptionally harsh approach to self-discipline: To break the habit of using the word “I,” he supposedly slashed his own arm with a razor every time he uttered the forbidden syllable. (Don’t try this at home.) 

That’s an extreme example of the self-punishment most people put themselves through when they’re trying to change their own behavior. It’s also a memorable illustration of what not to do in these kinds of situations. As it turns out, self-abuse and white-knuckle self-denial are not the most effective means of developing new habits. Science shows you’d be better off using repetition, positive reinforcement and external cues in fun and life-affirming ways. 

Here are some pointers. 

Use Stimulus Control

As explained in psychologist/habit formation expert Wendy Wood’s book Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes that Stick, a habit begins when we start to associate a stimulus—that is, a signal (such as breakfast)—with a certain behavior (such as going for a jog). The more often you jog right after eating breakfast, the stronger that association becomes. 

Stimulus control is the manipulation of those external cues to deliberately trigger certain behaviors. For instance, if Django Reinhardt inspires you to practice guitar, put up a picture of him where you’ll see it frequently. If the sight and smell of cigarettes makes you want to smoke, stay away from places where you’ll be exposed to those stimuli. 

Crowley’s method was an example of stimulus control, but not of the most efficient use thereof … and certainly not of the most fun approach. 

Reduce Friction

Simply put, friction reduction means setting up a path of least resistance between you and the habit you want to build. If your goal is to go to the gym regularly, choose a gym close to your house. If you want to start jogging in the morning, keep your jogging clothes by your bed and put them on when you wake up. Remove obstacles and make it as easy as possible to adopt the desired behavior.

Audit Your Own Behavior 

To make habit-forming easier, keep a journal or log of your day-to-day activities. This will help you keep track of your progress, make you aware of your own patterns and help alert you to bad habits you might want to overcome. “It can also draw your attention to triggers to those bad habits, and it can give you insight into where the best place might be to insert a new habit,” asserts Dr. Benjamin Gardner, an internationally recognized expert on habitual behavior. “If you, for example, want to get on your Peloton once a day, say to yourself that you're going to do that as soon as you wake up. If, having observed your own behavior for a week, you realize that actually you're really tired in the morning, or you don't have much time, then you’re unlikely to follow through on that, so the best thing to do is to try and find the right opportunity to do it.” 

Out with the Old, In with the New

The act of habit swapping—replacing an existing routine with a new one—is what MUD\WTR is all about: trading an old habit (drinking coffee) for a more benign one (drinking one of our :rise blends). 

“Swapping is one reason that Americans’ decreased consumption of sugary sodas in recent years has aligned with increased consumption of bottled water,” Wendy Wood writes in Good Habits, Bad Habits. “Water is sold in individual-serving bottles in convenience and grocery stores—right alongside the soft drinks—making it easy to swap one for the other. Consumers can be healthy with their stop-by-the-convenience-store-and-purchase-a-drink habit.” 

Before You Go

Here are a few final tips from Trends w/ Benefits’ mental health advisor, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Raghu Appasani:

  • Visualize success.
  • Be specific about your goals.
  • Pause, reflect and reward yourself for small achievements along the way to reinforce.

Damon Orion is a writer, musician, artist and teacher based in Santa Cruz, CA. He has written for Revolver, Guitar World, Spirituality & Health, Classic Rock, High Times and other publications. Read more of his work here.  

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