I just had a thought. It came when I wanted to sit down and eat a bowl of cereal.
Now, that might not seem so monumental to you. But I love cereal. It’s my weakness, my guilty pleasure. If I don’t guard myself, I will eat 4 boxes of cereal in a little under 2 days. Speaking from experience.
So, I really wanted a bowl of cereal, but I knew that I should eat something with more substance. Cereal often times is wasted calories. It usually has a lot of sugar and very little protein, meaning I’m usually hunger 20 minutes later.
While I knew I should eat something with more nutrients and protein, I opted for the cereal. Why?
We only have a finite amount of will power each day, so why waste it on a 150 calorie choice?
That seems really stupid to say out loud, but that was a breakthrough for me.
If we only can resist a finite number of temptations each day, mind as well save for the temptations that would do the most damage.
Am I right?
What are some temptations that you struggle with and how have you been able to overcome them?