CALMing Your Impulses
Instructions for "CALMing Your Impulses":
Impulses come and go, but only if we let them.
Many impulses are good for you, for example, your body will know when you're thirsty and alert you to get a drink of water. However, we also get impulses for things that are not so good for us, for example, the third piece of pie, or the second 'one for the road'. These impulses are not going to make life better, in fact they can have the opposite effect.
When you notice any urges or impulses that you don't want to act on, try this exercise and see how you feel afterwards. You may need to do it again, and again, but in the long run, the need will decrease over time.
* Practice adapted from Christopher Willard
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
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