Crave Surf

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When cravings happen they can be scary, when a trigger hit me either by a smell, sound or something or someone, I would see, the trigger would sometimes start a craving.

It’s always a weird sensation because I often could taste alcohol in the back of my throat and I can even recall having the sensation of having alcohol in my body, you know that “warm blood” feeling that happens after the first drink.

I realise now that they are just my body’s way of reacting to the thoughts and memories in my head.

Just the very same way it does if someone says “supermacs!” I’ve immediately got the smell of chipper food and the taste of garlic cheese fries in my mouth.

And when I’m losing weight I get bombarded with adverts of food that create triggers and then turn into cravings.

Seems like a no win situation doesn’t it?

Well let me tell you, I may be tackling the food right now but not that long ago I had to tackle the alcohol and then the cigarettes .

However, guess what I can now be around alcohol without it triggering a major craving. Now, if it ever does happen, I can “nip it in the bud” fairly fast and get on with my life.

The same applies to the cigarettes. I now can be around people who smoke. I have never once jumped across the bar to drink from the beer taps or grabbed cigarettes from a person’s mouth!

So cravings can go and you can live a very crave free life!

So have a listen to this soothing meditation on craving and then answer the questions to see whether you found it helpful.

Key Take away

Just sitting with the craving, knowing it cannot harm you  and will pass in time  can be helpful.

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