How To Resist Temptation
How To Resist Temptation
All of us will have to deal with temptation at some point in our lives. This is a brief tutorial that provides easy and affective tips on overcoming some of the most common temptations.
And now, for some tips on how to resist temptation. Believe it or not, the first thing I am going to tell you is sometimes, just give in. If you put yourself under consistent pressure to resist temptation, you are going to give in, anyway.
So, be natural, be human. If you get it right eighty percent of the time, that's pretty good. Giving in sometimes just takes away the pressure.
There are a number of areas that are typical where we try to resist temptation. It could be with food, cigarettes, alcohol or even phoning someone you'd really like to talk to. When it comes to resisting temptation, one of the things to consider is not having the temptation there in the first place.
With things like food, alcohol or cigarettes, it's simply easier not to have it to hand, not to have it in your house, not to have it in your bag or your pockets, and so when you do eventually give in on the odd occasion, it means that you need to go out there and make an effort to get what you want to get. This leads me on to point number two, which is, if you do give in to temptation and you do go and make the effort to go and get what you want, then at least you can do so in a measurable way. A small amount is okay.
Again, remember, if you give in to temptation, sometimes, it will be so much easier to resist temptation most of the time, and eighty percent is still considered success. Another consideration is to let other people know that you are resisting certain temptations. If you let your friends or family or work colleagues know what you are doing, then they can support you, they can remind you, they can motivate you.
And by being aware that other people know what you are doing, it can help you to stay on track. So, be open, and share. Share what you are doing.
Talk about it. You can talk about the times that are a bit more difficult, and the challenges and the times that are easier and that are working for you. There are people around you who will be supportive, motivating, and encouraging.
To extend this even further, to resist temptation, do whatever you are doing together with another person. For example, if you've decided that you want to lose weight and you have joined one of these options to change the way you eat, do so with another friend who wants to do the same or if you've decided to go to the gym or do some sport regularly, find a buddy, someone you can do this with. You're less likely to let someone else down if you are committed to doing this together with another person.
These are very simple and yet very effective tips and techniques to help you resist temptation. Finally, the very last tip is a very old rule called The 20 Minute Rule. If you're very, very tempted and you still want to challenge yourself not to give in and to resist temptation, apply the 20 minute rule.
Give yourself 20 minutes and see if you still really want to give in. If you do, then do so and let yourself off the hook. Often, you will find that 20 minutes is enough time for you to make a decision that you're happy to resist the temptation and move on.
And that's how you can resist temptation. .