Are that Burger and fries looking too scrumptious to resist? Are you chewing on your celery and carrots sticks, while your eyes are popping out of their sockets because of your friend’s chocolate cake? January’s new year’s resolutions.
If you find yourself already struggling to stick to your new life style goals these 2 tips are exactly what you need.
1) Don’t let the enemy in: the first necessary step that you will need to make is to become aware of your triggers or weakness. You can’t confront what you don’t acknowledge. After recognizing them, just make sure that you don’t put your temptations in front of you. You can’t control the world but you can control what comes into your own home. You can also control the environment which you choose to expose yourself to. If you don’t see it, you are less likely to be preoccupied by it and even being tempted by it. Don’t put yourself in a position that demands self-control.
2 ) When the urge is really intense and you cannot think of anything else, you can use distractions. By distracting yourself and occupying your mind with something else, the urge will reduce in time. You can choose an activity i.e. take a walk in the neighbourhood, listen to music, talk with a friend, surf the net, read a book or a visualisation of a peaceful and comforting place can also help. Some people like to visualize success. By making an image in their mind of what life will be like if they achieve their goals, what they will look like, feel, how they will behave differently, what others will think etc. Visualizing success increases your strength and resolve to achieve and be like live in that image.