We operate on impulses every day.
- We stop at the store on our way home and buy things we hadn’t planned.
- When we’re on a diet, we have a huge dish of ice cream while watching TV.
- We abandon our goals every day, depending on how we are feeling in the moment.
We all follow our impulses from time to time. But when our impulses constantly supersede or replace legitimate needs, we’re headed for trouble.
Today on my blog and podcast, I’ll suggest tips for replacing reactive thinking, which can lead to impulse addiction, with proactive thinking, which helps us control our impulses.