Gain power over your cravings
We have cravings for many things, food, sex, new shoes, play, etc. We gain power over our cravings, by training the mind. Yep, it all comes back to mindfulness. 🙂
Four ways to work with cravings.
- Learn to Pause. By learning how to be mindful of what we are hungry for we can then train the mind to notice, but not automatically react based on habitual patterns. In other words, we can notice we have desire for the cookie, but not just eat it.
- Get enough sleep. It has been found by research that we aren’t able to make the best choices around food when we are sleep deprived. I would also include that we are more irritable, have less ability to concentrate and focus, and our overall capacities for our life are diminished when we have less sleep. (http://uctv.tv/shows/Sleep-Deprivation-Disrupts-Human-Brain-Reactivity-in-Response-to-Food-Desire-24582
- Learn to label your feelings.