When you find yourself wishing that you had more willpower, consider this:
- Stress depletes willpower.
- Suppressing emotions depletes willpower.
- Making decisions depletes willpower.
*Willpower* is not what you need, and it won’t sustain you.
What is more helpful is what I call “willingness.”
Are you willing to walk away from that sweets table so that you can feel good leaving the party?
Are you willing to pass *it* up for now?
Are you willing to wait until you are actually hungry and so you can enjoy and savor?
Are you willing to feel a little bit uncomfortable because that donut shop is calling your name?
Are you willing to feel your feelings instead of stuffing them with food?
If you can find your point of willingness, to make even the slightest change…then you have some breathing room.
“Even though I really want ______ I choose to be willing to let that go for now…”