From skwigg's journal: Cookies. There were all kinds of them at work today. Everyone else was grabbing them and they were going fast. Uh-oh, pressure! Scarcity! I took two and put them in my lunch bag thinking I'd have them with my meal later. That gave me time to think though. I thought about how I'd feel after eating them and after not eating them. I realized that I'd be happier not eating them, and I gave them away.
- Just because I've decided to eat something doesn't mean I have to eat it. I can undecide.
- Mental time travel will tell me exactly how I'll feel an hour or the morning after eating something. If I will feel good, I'll eat it. If I will be disappointed, too full, or wishing I hadn't, I usually don't.
- Decisions need to be based on how I want to feel and nothing else. If I base them on rules, numbers, fears, or shoulds, my decision-making goes right to hell.
- There is no shortage of cookies in the world. I'll enjoy some at a time when I'll really enjoy and appreciate them versus just eating them because everybody else is.