Resist Temptation: 10 Traps You Must Avoid
It starts with benefits. The "sinful salesman" begins by telling a story about "all the good things that will happen to you when you... [Fill in the blank]." Then your brain mixes a pleasure cocktail and drip by dip whets your appetite for more. Impossible to resist? No. There is a way.
Your body holds the clue. It takes in the calories you consume, skims the best of all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need to survive, and then sends it along its merry way to make its exit. Your mind doesn't work that way unless you condition it to.
The human brain has millions of tiny cells that absorbs emotions like pleasure and worry. Unlike the body, there's no natural way to flush your mind of unnecessary worry or an overabundance of pleasure. It's thoughts that trigger the your mental waste system. You are completely in control of how long you let those thoughts linger or how quickly you send them packing.
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