A temptation resisted is a true measure of character
The saying ‘Procrastination is the thief of time’ is true. ‘I’ll start my diet on Monday’ means the same thing. Imagine if you’d switched to healthy eating all those Mondays ago and not wasted all that time?
There is usually one important bad habit, the one stopping you from achieving your goal.
The one that keeps getting in the way
The one that sends you off the rails every time
What would it feel like to be able kick this habit for good?
AMAZING? BRILLIANT? WONDERFUL?
Yes to all of those, and do you know what?
The best thing is that this is SO SIMPLE once you know how to do it you will wonder why you hadn’t thought of it before.
Just two tiny words…
I don’t v I can’t
Recent scientific studies have shown that simply saying ‘I don’t’ is 3 times more effective than saying ‘no’ and 8 times more effective than saying ‘I can’t’
reason being when you say for example:
‘I don’t eat ice cream before bed’ it is a very strong, empowered statement. There is no argument, end of story.
But when you say ‘I can’t eat ice cream before bed’ this suggests disempowerment by an outside influence or external force, making you feel deprived and hard done by.
Try it for yourself and see if it helps. There are tons of ways you could apply this:
I don’t eat between meals
I don’t drink wine midweek
I don’t eat bread/chocolate/crisps/cakes etc.
“When you need the strength to resist a bad habit, ‘I don’t’ is stronger than ‘I can’t'” Marie Forleo
No More Excuses
Excuse: “If I go without now, I’ll just eat more later.” Positive Thought: “This is a choice, it’s not a sacrifice. I don’t need it”
Excuse: “After the kind of day I’ve had, I deserve a treat” Positive Thought: “I deserve recognition, not calories.I don’t need them”
Excuse: “It’s ok it’s a special occasion.” Positive Thought: “Special doesn’t mean stuffing my face. I don’t need it”
Excuse: “I fancy something, my body says it wants ice cream.” Positive Thought: “This craving will pass, I won’t give in to it”
Excuse: “I’ve been really good lately.” Positive Thought: “I’m feeling really good and I want to stay that way. I don’t need to give in”
Excuse: “If that skinny girl can eat a brownie sundae, so can I.” Positive Thought: “I need to eat what’s right for me. I don’t need it”
Excuse: “I’ll work it off later.” Positive Thought: “I’ll work out now and treat myself later. No, I don’t need it”
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