Using Quick Fixes To Make Yourself Feel Better? Try Doing This First (*click here to comment)
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“When you reach for a fix, ask yourself what you’re trying to feel.” @AddictiveDau #GetAddictedToTheGoodStuff
OK, this is gonna sound a bit weird, but bare with us…
Do you ever find yourself buying a coffee either when you’re feeling anxious or down, or before going into a nerve-wracking situation?
Let us explain.
We were chatting to our girlfriends the other day about how holding a takeaway coffee cup (particularly a Starbucks one for some reason) always makes us feel calmer, safer and a little bit cool, if we’re honest.
Random, we know! But it’s actually not all that strange when you think about it – it’s just one more example of how we humans use things (and sometimes even people) to change the way we’re feeling.
The problem is, whilst quick fixes like this (and others like a fag, a glass of wine or a quick stalk on Facebook) may help us feel better in the short-term, we’re always left either wanting more, or feeling somewhat short-changed.
In today’s Life Nugget, we’re going to share with you a crucial question to ask yourself BEFORE reaching for your fix of choice.
We think you’ll find this a very revealing experiment as we have – because it’ll force you to get really clear about when & why you turn to your particular vices (we find that this way they have less power over you).
When you’ve watched the vlog, let us know in the comments below if you also use Starbies coffee cups to change how you feel – and if it actually works for you!
And don’t forget to share your answer to ‘The To Do Of The Day’ from the vid – we’re interested to know ;)
Persia & Joey xx
P.S. Good to remember that:
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- Something to think about!