The Cookie Test works on kids too, but they can read so we won’t go there.
Nowadays I use the Cookie Test to get myself out of bed on winter days. I wake up with aches and pains. The weak light outside is gray. I’m so tired. I should have gone to bed earlier last night. If only I could take one day to sleep, ALL DAY. I deserve to do nothing for one lousy day. I owe it to myself. It’s cold outside. It’s cold INside. Maybe I’m sick. Is that a stomach ache? I need a mental health day.
But I ask myself, “If this were a day off do you feel too bad to go shopping?”
And then I get up and go to work.