“Oh, just one more soda won’t hurt!”
“I can study tomorrow night, no big deal!”
“I really should go to the gym, but the couch is so comfy!”
We’re all subject to a few bad habits. You say that you’re going to stop doing them as a New Year’s Resolution, but around this time in February is when things tend to fall back to the way they were.
Well, you’re not going to Get Elevated sitting on the couch or giving into your other habits! Here’s a quick tip that can help you overcome the urge to procrastinate or whatever you’re struggling with:
Do you ever hear that tiny voice in your head telling you “Just one more?” Or similar sayings like above? We like to call that the Addiction Voice. It’s that nasty little voice in the back of your mind urging you to do less, and give into your bad habits. Once you recognize it, you’ll always hear it.
Here’s where the tip comes in: Picture the most disgusting person you can think of saying these things to you. Would you really listen to a ugly, old man telling you to drink another soda? Of course not.
Once you can picture your Addiction Voice as something revolting, you can start to recognize your cravings and attempt to cut down on them, and maybe even give them up.
So next time you have the urge to lay in bed all day and accomplish nothing, tell your Addiction Voice to shut it, and go chase your dreams.