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Be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't.

Be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't.

How a Bowl Can Change Your Life

I own a bowl that has changed my life.

When you're home with little ones as I am, lunch is often a throwaway. By the time you clean up the food you just made them, they're hungry again, and you're already tired from a morning of refereeing and make-believe. It's too much effort to make something just for you, so you grab their sandwich scraps slash three cookies and call it a meal. Even without the kids and the sandwich scraps, your lunch might feel the same.

That all changed with this bowl.

Filling your home with things you find beautiful is magical. Because I placed value on the bowl, I inadvertently but brilliantly placed value on what goes inside it. And therefore I placed value on myself by taking the time to fill the beautiful bowl with beautiful food... even at lunchtime. 

I eat lunch out of this bowl all the time now. Even if I'm reheating leftovers, I use the bowl because it's impossible to feel like lunch is a throwaway when you eat out of something pretty. P.S. It's not like lunch has become contemplative; usually I'm just reading Entertainment Weekly. But I took lunch back dang it! And it's awesome.

Taking back lunch doesn't mean cooking for an hour. I don't even want to spend more than ten minutes making food. The Bowl has simply encouraged me to take time to value who I am and what I love. And I love a lunch that isn't PB&J crusts amen. 

And let's remember, Lunch Bowl days still have kids peeing on the floor and going outside naked and calling the gray-haired lady in CostCo "old like a grandma," but my ability to deal with those mishaps is significantly better when I've taken a few minutes to be kind to myself.

I think it's time you got yourself a bowl. 

Are you in a stage of forgetting you're a person? Get a bowl, and then check out why creating a 101 List might be a good move, too.