🧠 What’s Something Your Brain Tries to Make You Do and You Have to Will Yourself Not to Do It?
It is always hard to control our emotions as humans at times. The saying of being ruled by the head or by the heart.
There are certainly times when your brain tries to make you do things that you have to resist the urge doing.
An example of which is when you get bitten by a mosquito and you just want to scratch it but you know that will make it itch even more – arrrgh who will win your brain or your will!!
What else can people think of that fall in to this type of dilemma?
Not doing my work!
My brain, out of habit, always tempted me to put off task at hand for “five more minutes”. It takes out huge will power to consistently resist it. I am still looking for a better way of resolving this inner conflict.
There are many thoughts that I resist to be honest. Both good and bad. For instance I have to restrain myself when I meet a beautiful woman, I have to restrain myself from approaching her to ask her phone number because this put me in a compromising situation but the heart is always telling me the opposite. And many others.
Oooo Jackson that is a juicy confession!! I think we have all been guilty of that in our younger days. Ahmad yes I am guilt of that too – easily distracted sometimes. I found writing the daily tasks in a notepad at least ensures I get some jobs done.
One of the things I have to control is eating too much as my body can no longer tolerate a lot of food.
Im with you on that one Edward, I love food but my ageing body does not and I dont always have the motivation to burn off the calories.
Cheating on my girlfriend, when i see a beautiful,girl sometime my heart tells me to go ahead and try to ask her for number, but i know that i have to resist because i won’t accept the same if my girl friend cheat on me.
Leno — I think this temptation exists in every man, although the intensity might be varied. As you said, we should resist that temptation because that will hurt our partner’s feeling and will make us less a man.
I thought it was a bad habit that I could not avoid. For example swearing. I realized that it was not good and I tried to endure it. But I do it reflexively when I encounter something unwanted.
Sometimes, I feel like being annoyed over something, but I will try much as possible to do away with that spirit
Ad — You should train yourself to counter that habit. If we act reflexively, we are performing it at the subconscious level. Unless we purposefully change that behaviour, it will continue to be there. This question is essential if we are to find our bad habit and turn it into a good one.
I brains tell me some time some new bad habits like drinking alcohol, smoking drugs and cigarettes.when i was in relationships with a group of friends, i tried to smoke a cigarette, but believe me, i shouldn’t try it, i felt weak and my mind was turning around, from what day until now, i never repeated that nonsense.
What about going out with your friends girlfriend ? I have always resist to this, it happens to me several times years ago when I was living with my best friend in the same City.
My brain will always tell me to do something on called for. But I will reject it.
Hummm, you have already mentioned it Mr Kenneth. I don’t really like it ,but sometimes my heart try to tell me to do, i always resist and succed to avoid it.i have prayed God to not face me into such temptation
Right, Kenneth and Leno.
I also avoided that.
I pray to God to always be spared from that