I hate going to the bathroom at work. Why? Portion control.
There are new soap dispensers that have been installed at my work. Each time, I go to the bathroom, which is often since I drink so much water, I am alloted one squirt of soap foam. I actually cheat and stick my hands under again to get another squirt. Then, I put my hands under the sink and get my alloted "20 seconds" of water. I usually again stick my hands under to get more water. After soaking my hands I reach towards the paper towel and get exactly 12 inches of thin paper towel. Before the paper towel comes out, I automatically reach for more.
After doing this for the past month, this week I decided to follow the guidelines. One squirt of soap, one 20 second washing, and one square foot of paper towel. You know what? My hands were clean and dry afterwards.
Portion control is one of the toughest obstacles I face. I'm definitely a "Bigger is Better" type of person. Deals for me are what drives me: 3 for $1.00 or bulk packages are what I look for. This week, I feasted on Chicken Strips at work. I really only wanted one, but they were 3 for $1.00 and the cafeteria worker would not let me just get one. Of course I ate them since I paid for them. This is definitely my biggest problem area right now and something that I will be focusing more on.
I am glad that my work put in new faucets, soap dispensers and power paper towel dispensers as it got me to think again about portion control.