OK, maybe thinking about your future self isn’t working?
You still want to eat those biscuits with your cup of tea. And as you’re an adult and you want the bikkies, you will eat those bikkies. Godddamit. Why not? You deserve it! Hard day at work an’ all.
(Even though you’ve had a gazillion biscuits in your life and these are nothing out of the ordinary, But, hey, that’s besides the point.)
So, think about someone important to you. Your child. Your parent. Your partner.
What would your advice or direction be to them?
“Muuuum. Why don’t you just stop eating that shit and then you mightn’t need to take all that medication with those side effects you complain about.” (OK, maybe it’s just in my family we use such abrupt language between mother and daughter.)
“Man. Why are you eating that? I need you healthy enough to work for at least another 10 years so we can pay off the mortgage.”
So give the same advice to yourself!!!