Don’t Battle Temptation, Preempt It

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Doing nothing doesn’t always mean doing nothing. Sometimes, when you decide not to act on an impulse, there’s a whole drama playing out behind the scenes in your mind: “Oh I really want to do it”, “But I can’t do it because it’s not good for me”, “Maybe if I just did it this once”, etc.

In short, controlling yourself is highly effortful, and resisting temptation requires valuable energy. Now…