Perhaps one of the most challenging parts of mewing is not the act of mewing itself; it is to remember to mew to make it a habit.
Setting up reminders for yourself all over the place can help you make mewing a habit. A few examples of ways to remind yourself include alarms, psychological triggers, phone notifications, sticky notes, etc.
How to Make Mewing a Habit
One of the most efficient ways to make mewing a habit is to use alarms. You can use your phone’s alarms to remind yourself to continue to mew.
You can set alarms every 1-2 hours to remember to mew. You can put some of the alarms on vibrate to avoid disrupting work, classes, etc.
To get the most out of mewing, you should mew as often as possible. Most people instinctively mew when they wake up. You can make it a habit to mew when you wake up by labeling your morning alarm “mew.”
Work up to a mewing reminder every 15 minutes. At some point, you shouldn’t need reminders at all.
Similar to alarms, you can use phone notifications to your advantage. Sometimes it’s better to get a notification rather than having your phone ring out an alarm or vibrate all the time.
It is easy to forget to mew when you scroll through the apps on your phone, so having a few reminders pop up can help you keep up your progress. You can download an app on your phone like Any Do or Wunderlist to create reminders on your phone.
Using sticky notes is a quick and simple way to remind yourself to keep mewing throughout the day. This tip is especially helpful for people who do not use their phones that often.
Ideally, it would be best to put a sticky note on places that you frequently go to or see. For instance, you can put a sticky note on your alarm clock, desk, or car dashboard so you can remember to mew when you wake up. You can also put sticky notes on your door.
Some other good examples of places or objects you can put a sticky note include:
- On your laptop (especially when you work)
- On your textbooks
- On your refrigerator door
- On your bathroom mirror
- On your car’s dashboard
If you use your phone a lot, you can make a digital version of a sticky note. You can use your phone’s wallpaper to remind yourself to mew.
You can have the literal word “mew” as your wallpaper or use a photo that reminds you of mewing.
If you start mewing and only start with a vague goal like “mew,” you may find it hard to keep up with the goal. Instead, you can make your goal a bit clearer. You could also make small goals to help you keep track of your progress.
For instance, you can set a goal to mew at least 4 hours a day and break up that time throughout the day. While you should mew as often as you can, starting with a smaller timeframe can help you get used to it.
As you progress, you can increase the time. Eventually, you will remind yourself to consistently mew throughout the day until it becomes a habit.
Do It With a Friend
Many people get friends to do things like diet, workout, etc. You can use the same logic with mewing!
Trying to make a habit with a friend helps keep you accountable and motivated, so it would not hurt to try it out.
Try to find a friend who is into facial aesthetics and enhancing their appearance. You could also tell a friend who’s ugly about mewing so that they can learn it and do it with you!
You and your friend can check on each other to make sure you mew consistently throughout the day. Even if you do not see them daily, a simple text asking them how their progress can help you and your friend stay on track.
The ultimate tip for making mewing a habit, psychological triggers remind you to mew when you see/notice something you’ve associated with mewing. The beauty of it is that it can be anything, such as any of the previous tips.
Every time you walk through a door, associate it with mewing. See a sticky note? Even if it has nothing to do with mewing, just associate it with mewing, and you’ll mew every time you see one. Get any phone notification whatsoever? Mew. Associating phone notifications with mewing works especially well because most people are constantly getting bombarded by texts and notifications daily.
How Long Will It Take for Mewing to Become a Habit?
Most people instinctively mew after a few weeks to a few months of regular mewing. Of course, it can vary from person to person. Many people believe that it takes 21 days to create or break a habit. However, one study suggests there is no clear-cut time frame for how long it takes to form a habit (Lally et al., 2009).
In that study, the researchers examined how 96 people could develop new habits in a 12-week timeframe. The participants chose different habits, such as drinking, eating, meditation, etc. The study stated that the average time it takes to build a new habit is 66 days. However, it still greatly varied from person-to-person. Individual times ranged from 18-254 days.
Therefore, most people can develop a new habit if done daily for at least two months. As stated in the study, people can take a few weeks to nearly a year to develop one depending on their personality.
Habits make up who you are, and this makes them extremely tough to change. Don’t be surprised if it takes a year for you to get used to a 24/7 proper tongue posture.
What if I Forget to Mew for a Day?
According to the study mentioned earlier, missing a single opportunity does not significantly impact creating a habit. You should be fine as long as you try to stay consistent after missing an opportunity.
However, that statement can only be valid for people who very rarely forget to continue their habit. People who were inconsistent with their progress from the start will likely take longer or be unable to create a habit.
So if you miss a day, you do not have to worry. All you need to do is stay as consistent as possible after that, and you should be fine.