Sunday, December 7, 2014

PIG

Dear Readers,

I read this someplace on-line: It's called the

Problem of
Immediate
Gratification
(PIG)

LOL

When I was drinking, I couldn't wait for a drink. "I need wine and I need it now!" 
Like a little kid throwing a tantrum. If I couldn't get it, I'd sometimes sulk. If we were out shopping, I would want to stop for a drink in the late afternoon. My Loved One would say, "Just wait."  But I wanted a drink right then and there. 

Now that I am NOT drinking, I realize just how much alcohol had taken over my self-control. Just the thought of not getting it made me feel almost frantic. 

PIG used to carry over to other parts of my life too, like shopping. Oh, but I NEED to buy those 5 pairs of shoes, 2 handbags, makeup, earrings,…well you get the idea. 

But as I am growing up, (it's NEVER to late), I now know I can wait. I am discovering waiting is kind of nice. It's relaxing to not feel the rush to drink, buy, have, do everything right now. 

I AM hoping now this carries over to Candy Crush. My Loved One hopes that too! 
But one thing at a time, and a little candy never hurt anyone!

8 comments:

  1. Never got hooked on Candy Crush and shan't go looking! :)

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    1. I'm thinking I might have to take it off my phone!

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  2. AHHH Candy Crush. Just another of my lovely addictions. Don't do anything rash and take it off of your phone!! In fact I feel that there is candy I must crush now...yes I think I understand this PIG you speak of!

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    1. Ok. I won't do anything rash. I do love finding the gummy bears. Good thing I don't like to gamble!

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  3. Hi
    once we calm ourselves, the anxiety abates and the need for instant gratification subsides. find it in the simple things now like the blooming roses in someones garden or a sunset.
    thanks for stopping by my post. meditation is a great soothing tool. I wrote about it more in my Post at www.stopfryingyourbrain.com
    hugs from nz
    Lisa
    www.thecword-compassion.com

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    1. Lisa,
      I'm trying to ask myself what do I REALLY need? It's hard sometimes, but easier now that I have some sober time!

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  4. I am the same. I want everything now, and I will wait to 'later' to be good. I did this with wine and have always done it with food. Hopefully I can learn to stop this behaviour one day.

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    1. Well, I sure am still learning!
      I think I might always have to be conscious of it, be aware it's popping up. Even now, I want to buy a new dress that I don't need. So, recognizing it is a beginning!!

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