I’ve Found The Secret Of Willpower
Willpower is a funny old thing, but I think I have finally figured out how it works . . .
Sometimes it seems you have it and sometimes it feels like its escaped, however I have come to realise it is ALWAYS there you just have to allow it to present itself, and not hold it back.
Will Power is the name of the little angel sitting on your shoulder – today he spoke to me and I recognised him. I love my biscuits, and at times when I am hungry or fancy a snack, and go into a shop I find it really hard to resist those sweet chocolatey biscuity treats – today I bought a banana, thanks to Will !!
I stopped at the plain chocolate digestives (my real Achilles) who were on sale at £1 a pack and I stood for a few minutes, freedom mentality telling me it was ok to have them. Then I walked down to the fruit and picked up a banana, because Will reminded me that I had been craving one for days (I hadn’t been craving the biscuits or chocolate) and therefore it would satisfy my hunger pangs more, and I knew that it would stave off the hunger in a better and longer lasting way. I then went BACK to the biscuits, and contemplated them some more.
Will spoke to me again, and told me to look at my left hand – there was my banana – logic and reason could not convince me that I wanted the chocolate biscuits any more, and that little devil began to weep, because Will Power had beat him!!!
I went with just a banana to the till and paid for it – 25p. Not only did I take the healthy option, but in addition I saved 75p !! WIN / WIN 🙂
UPDATE : Its been a week now since this discovery, and still I have not touched a biscuit – despite walking past them in supermarkets – I mean, plain chocolate Hobknobs on a buy one get one free . . . just CRIMINAL. Despite the best efforts of my girlfriend to tempt me, and tell me it was fine, I still said “NO”. I actually now find myself craving a banana every day, I’m loving them 🙂 Just goes to show what you CAN do, if you really put your mind to it !!