ARE YOU AWARE THAT YOU ARE UNDER ANY TEMPTATION? =)
ARE YOU MAKING PROMISES TO YOUR SELF WHEN IT COMES TO PREVENTING YOUR NEGATIVE TEMPTATIONS?
Temptation is about wanting something that you really want, often something that isn't right or good for you.
Common Temptations Food Stealing or cheating Smoking Using drugs Drinking Alcohol Sexual Attraction
Reasons or Causes Some people thinks it’s a must Peer pressure For smoking and drinking: they believe that it can relieve stress and they feel that it helps them think well to solve problems For sexual attraction: People are easily tempted because of the physical appearance Inward desire
Effects It can lead to addiction Will get used to it or even adopt it Can cause permanent damages For food: your health can also be damaged; obesity
STEP 1 IDENTIFY YOUR OWN TEMPTATIONS A temptation is something you believe you must resist because to give in to it would be wrong according to your religious beliefs or moral code, bad for your health or well-being, or will cause disruptions in your relationships with other people.
STEP 2 FIND WHAT TRIGGERS YOUR TEMPTATION. There are a lot of possibilities for triggers but you'll need to dig down to identify those specific to you.
Step 3 Work out your guiding values. Problems can often arise when you lack a firm foundation of values which can tempt you to live a life in which "anything goes", or leave you unable to discern what is right and wrong in any given situation.
Step 4 Think about what it is you're succumbing to. Do the mental hard work of thinking it through to its final consequences. Few people tolerate pushing themselves through the entire process mentally because it's easier to make excuses up after the fact; thinking implies responsibility.
Step 5 EXERCISE YOUR WILLPOWER. The visualization approach: Visualize yourself resisting the temptation. Picture yourself The gratitude approach: Concentrate on all that you have to be grateful for. Gratitude enables you to remember what you have in life that is good, to be happy about, such as your family, your job, your pets, etc. Gratitude grounds you in a way that removes justifying giving in to temptation because you felt "deprived" of something or someone.
Step 6 Plan for temptation. Accept that you'll be tempted sometimes. Once you know your temptations and the triggers, work to manage them.
Step 7 Don't enable temptation. This is the negative flipside of planning for temptation and it involves removing or avoiding the source of your temptation from your life if you're finding it impossible not to succumb. This is the negative flipside of planning for temptation and it involves removing or avoiding the source of your temptation from your life if you're finding it impossible not to succumb.
Step 8 Replace the temptation with distractions or pursuits of substance. Distracting yourself by doing something active is a good way of resisting temptation. Find other things to do to compensate for the lack or boredom that is confronting you.
Step 9 Seek help. This is an often overlooked solution when bound up in thinking this is purely your own battle. Reaching out to other people to help you resist a temptation can be a very powerful solution, providing that they're understanding, caring, and prepared to help.
Step 10 Reward yourself for not giving in to temptation. Whenever you overcome adversity, you deserve a break. Do something that's good, fun, and healing for you and perhaps for those around you who might have been impacted if you'd given in.
"Happy is the man who doesn't give in and do wrong when he is tempted, for afterwards he will get as his reward the crown of life that God has promised those who love him.” --JAMES 1 : 12