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Urge Surfing: A Simple Technique for Staying on Track

Updated: Aug 20

One powerful technique that can help you stay on track when it comes to your health and fitness goals is urge surfing.

It works by teaching you how to ride the wave of a craving instead of giving in to it.

Our brains like new and exciting things. This is why we sometimes crave unhealthy foods, skip workouts, or look for quick fixes. These activities can release dopamine, a neurotransmitter that makes us feel good. However, over time, our brains can become desensitized to these stimuli, and we may start to crave something different. This can make it difficult to stay on track with our goals.

Here are a few tips for dealing with cravings:

  • Acknowledge the craving. Don't try to ignore it or suppress it. Instead, acknowledge that you're having a craving and that it's okay.

  • Identify the trigger. What is it that's triggering the craving? Is it stress, boredom, or something else? Once you know what's triggering the craving, you can start to develop strategies for dealing with it.

  • Find a healthy alternative. If you're craving something unhealthy, find a healthy alternative that will satisfy your craving.

  • Distract yourself. If you find yourself getting caught up in a craving, try to distract yourself with something else. Go for a walk, listen to music, or read a book.

  • Don't beat yourself up. If you do give in to a craving, don't beat yourself up about it. Just pick yourself up and start again.

Remember, cravings are normal. Everyone experiences them from time to time. The important thing is to not let them derail your progress.

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