29 Mar 2020
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Emotions are rampant for many people now because there are so many new normals. It's a good thing, you permitted yourself to have that good cry. Treat it as a cleansing. I posted this on another person's post as they were struggling with thoughts. Hope it helps.
Inspirational speaker, Mel Robbins, provides two helpful hints I have used for this and many other things.
1) When I think of X, I will instead think of Y. Example: when I think of smoking, instead I'll think of playing with a puppy. You may have to write this down until it becomes a new habit. Or put a picture up of what you what to think about.
2) Then whenever you think of X, do the 5-second rule. The minute you think of smoking, stop, count down 5, 4, 3, 2,1 and then think of the new thing.
It's a brief way to retrain the mind.
Awesome work and keep it. And I think rewarding yourself from the money savings is an awesome thing to do.
I buy myself a bouquet of flowers each week to celebrate my win.