“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”
In the Information Age, the unique skill that will determine your success is your ability to stay focused. But there are just so many distractions and temptations trying to steal your attention. Temptations exist in all forms and they always derail you from your long-term goals. They may come in the form of a chocolate cake, or a cold beer, a WeChat group message, or an incoming email.
Learn from Sarah Bowen and Dr. Alan Marlatt on how to ‘Surf the Urge’, a mindfulness exercise so powerful that it has helped smokers and alcoholics overcome their temptations.
It’s time to take control of your life and it starts by becoming more aware of your thoughts – become more mindful.
Listen to this 8-minute audio narrated by Sarah Bowen on how to Surf the Urge!
Summary to Surfing the Urge:
1. Notice the thought, craving, or feeling.
2. Accept and attend to the inner experience.
3. Breathe and give your brain and body a chance to pause and plan.
4. Broaden your attention, and look for the action that will help you achieve your goal.
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