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#3 FOR THOSE OF YOU IN NO MAN'S LAND

Blog Post created by SuzyQ411 on Mar 6, 2020

  

 

 Tonight, these cute- looking little guys and gals showed up unexpectedly.

But I must tell you they aren't as cute as they look. They fussed so loudly for attention that I could feel my stress level rising.

 

Their clamoring voices irritated me, their demands exhausted me and I just wanted to shut them up.

 

" Okay!! Okay!! You win!"  I said in an exasperated voice as I glared at their pestering faces. 

 

These particular robots-- not unlike cigarettes-- were programmed to be the center of attention. To be demanding. Bold. Insistent. And unremitting.

 

They drove me to distraction and I caved.

 

But , thank Heavens, there is an additional skill we can all learn to keep from caving to the craving.

 

According to a blog post in very well mind one can control such emotional responses through the skill of self-regulation. In essence this skill is built through learning "how to manage disruptive emotions and impulses"... (and how to stop and) " think before acting". 

 

From the standpoint of giving into cravings, it seems that learning the skill of self-regulation could be a worthy addition to our toolboxes.

 

To learn more, check this out :

 

https://www.verywellmind.com/how-you-can-practice-self-regulation-4163536?utm_campaign=list_stress&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=19231761&utm_term=gd_gl_fb_vm-stress

 

To be a successful forever quitter, we need to master many skills. We can never have too many.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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