Implementing Lesson 14:
- The rules of averages suggest that when evaluating performance, you must rely on track records more than outcomes of specific situations.
- Don’t judge yourself based on daily “performance” but look at the big picture, otherwise, in a small data set (looking at a couple of days) you might panic wanting to change your new habits because of doubt.
- Instead of forcing yourself to stop binging and fight the urges, get curious about yourself.
- Rather than giving up and restricting unhealthy food or committing to a diet, get curious about how would you feel if you ate less unhealthy foods and more nutritious foods.
- The interest to observe yourselves is supported by curiosity which is naturally rewarding and it feels good.
- Same as the waves in the ocean, your urges come and go… what goes up, must come down.
- The more you use food to cover your emotions, the more engraved this habit becomes creating neural pathways in the process.
- Delaying and eventually not satisfying the urge with food when you are not hungry, will weaken the urge.
- You don’t need to suppress your urges all the time but you need to make that decision with an intention rather than mindlessly indulging because you cannot cope with your emotions.