Temptation is no joke. 💯 It takes strength 💪to resist things that you want (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual - depends on what temptation you are fighting). We have to fight the temptation of wanting things that are not good for us. Now why would we be drawn to something or someone that isn't good for us? 😜 Because temptation is real.
Just one more brownie. Then I will stop.
It's just a phone call. We won't do anything.
I'm not gossiping. I'm just telling the truth.
This is last time I will watch it.
But I love him/her! It's ok.
No one will know if I smoke this last cigarette.
Some things are so ingrained in our day-to-day or our being that to imagine doing life without that thing seems almost unimaginable. We come up with plots and plans on how we are going to stay away from it. And it seems that none of it works. Then we feel like failures or weaklings. But the truth is that you can do it. I didn't say it would be easy but I believe you can do it.
✅ Make a decision that this is what you want to do.
✅ Scour your surroundings for items that would make it difficult for you to resist. Get all of the sweets out of your house. Block her. Throw the cigarettes away.
✅ Consider access. How easy is it for you to get to the tempting thing?
✅ Stick to it! Be diligent in changing your mindset, activities, habits, and allowances.