Break bad habits mindfully: Learn to make good choices

Actions can cause problems in so many ways. Every day we make hundreds of choices that affect their own welfare and that of those around us. It turns out that lots of suffering comes from the consequences of bad habits. Some of these consequences are external while others are internal.

How do you make decisions more wisely? The first step is to realize that we are really making choices. With the practice of mindfulness, we note that we do best when we are doing.

Most of us hate us the way we feel inside when you do not get to live up to our expectations. Guilt and shame gnaw us and involve more misconduct yet.

Learn to make good choices

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When we practice mindfulness of the present experience with acceptance, we realize that a remarkable variety of noble and not so noble impulses can get into the mind.

If we look at our own experience, we note that the harmful conduct creates shock waves in the mind. So thanks to full consciousness took saner and healthier choices (and minimize pain to do otherwise) because we are more sensitive to subtle effects of those decisions.

Certain mental states tend to follow certain actions, which naturally leads to a more ethical and business conduct.

The practice of mindfulness helps us see that it is in our interest to correct behavior and compassionate manner.

The challenge is to develop a sufficient continuity of mindfulness to remain aware of the aforementioned cause-effect relationships.

By highlighting the pain of our clumsy behavior, mindfulness naturally motivates us to do the right thing.

By practicing mindfulness helps us to see the benefits of correcting errors. When we respond to our apprehension about what we have done putting things back in place, we noticed a relief it is to bear this heavy burden. This becomes a motivational booster to put things back in place. Making these adjustments over time can alleviate some of the fear, guilt and shame.

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Behave sensibly and ethically becomes an easier thing over time. With mindfulness, we see again and again that the clumsy behavior almost always comes from seeking gratification. Trying to hold on to pleasure and avoid pain, it can lead to important clinical problems (depression, anxiety, chronic pain, failed relationships, etc …), but it can cause subtle suffering a succession of small moments.

Therefore, when we go through life deceiving others in small doses, we are living in a world in which we also hope to be deceived.

Seeing the greedy behaviors cause suffering and that pleasure and pain will come and go regardless of what we do, it is easier to play fair and be generous to others.

Selfish behavior once we understand does not make us feel better for a long time.

Often in theory, we clear the elections leading to greater well-being for all, but we still have problems to act accordingly. It’s funny how many times we are enslaved by our immediate desires.

We have trouble making wise choices about food, exercise, sleep, drink, drugs, smoking, playing (with money), shop, surf the Internet, to tell the truth, work, love relationships and sex, to name just a few.

Intoxicants play an important role in our lives. Much of the abuse of intoxicants is proposed dampen experience and enliven other.

Everyone at some point we use the intoxicants to modify unwanted mental states.

The practice of mindfulness can help us see how and why take drugs.

The practice of mindfulness help stop patterns of excessive drinking or drug use by making us see that we use intoxicants and helping us to remain aware of their effects once they have begun.

The change in drugs, joke: “How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? One, but first the bulb has to want to change it.”

The possible relapses, once left a month of eating, relapse prevention based on mindfulness is established.

They are taught to use the practice of mindfulness to remain alert and aware of the critical points at which they could to abuse again.

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Participants used the practice of mindfulness to explore the desire to feel, noticing the thoughts, feelings and situations that act as triggers. Adopt the habit of practicing mindfulness in high-risk situations that could lead to abuse. Participants are also taught to notice the thoughts come, go and change incessantly, so no need to define reality. Employing the practice of mindfulness to be with difficult feelings, participants are helped to see that these really are tolerable and which is not necessary to resort to alcohol or drugs to make them disappear.

One way to improve these participants is to realize that the emergency to react to the overriding desire to consume, are like waves that we can learn to surf.

Yes have consumed intoxicating to escape from difficult emotions in the past substances, develop the conditioned response of craving these substances provided that painful emotions or difficult situations arise.

Instead of acting on the urgency, what we do is surf on the emergency. By doing so, we undo the end the association between difficult experiences and substance, making it easier to surf the urgency next time.

Work, play, shopping and sex are also there to give us problems. Each of these things lends itself perfectly to compulsive behaviors derived from our desire to avoid unpleasant experiences, compulsive behaviors that often cause us suffering.

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