Jan. 30, 2022
Physical Hunger VS Emotional Hunger
When faced with a craving, remember the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience." If you know the craving to be an unhealthy option, wait. It will pass. Distract yourself with something productive. Everyone believes they can "just have one bite," but we often discover that once we submit to an impulse, it strengthens. When you resist an impulse, it costs you energy, so wait, and then if you're physically hungry, take a healthy option instead.
You will make mistakes, backslide and be impatient. Exhale. We all make poor choices on the path to better ones. Smile, and remember when you make a poor choice, you have not relinquished all of the investment in a stronger will you've made through resisting cravings. You get to keep that strength forever. It will never fade once you've resisted temptation. And grows stronger each time you forgive yourself, and do it again and again.