As we all know, willpower is a limited resource. I work with my clients on setting up routines and healthy lifestyle habits so that they don’t have to rely nearly as much on willpower to achieve their health goals. However, there are situations that we find ourselves in that are unplanned or outside of our norm, and sometimes, in these situations, we find it difficult to make good choices.
In these situations, I would encourage you to visualize making decisions for your future self, instead of your current self (the one that is currently being tempted).
Your future self will likely have a better perspective than your current self on the situation, and is more likely to understand the consequences and rewards of the choices on your goals that your current self is making.
Try it out! Your future self is often pretty wise!