So far I haven't. Certainly I've had a couple times in the grocery store walking past the bags of cookies where I've considered picking one up, but I'm immediately applying my other habit of calculating how it will fit into my day and deciding whether the serving size would satisfy me.
Blue, Lethie, or Jennifer May - I answer to them all (aka Astraxialus in NaNoWriMo) San Jose, CA BLC#20 & BLC#21 - ONYX OUTLAW
It takes a long time to establish - or change - a habit and there will be moments where something triggers a memory and an automatic response. But the longer I go without giving energy to the old habit, the less power it has and the longer I focus on building the new habits instead of focusing on the old habit, the stronger the new ones get.
In other words, instead of focusing on 'giving up sweets' or 'staying away from ___,' I do better when I ONLY focus on the new habit I'm working on establishing to replace the old habit - by giving energy to the new habit instead of the old one, it seems to work best for me.
Lynda in Orange County, So Calif
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Oh yes I do. And it's really hard. I think of it like being addicted to cigarettes or something.just don't have bad stuff around.
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There are those moments when my old habit surfaces...What about you?
Do you reach for a sweet? Or not I control the urge?
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