Probably the latter if you find yourself always breaking your promises to yourself.

I get it! We are programmed to seek pleasure and avoid pain.

We’ve been reinforcing our escape habits for a long time!

It’s not easy to change overnight, but change is possible.

If you’ve made a promise to yourself – to stop eating sugar, to work out in the mornings, to cut back your drinking – stay conscious when you start talking yourself out of it.

What discomfort are you trying to avoid? Restlessness? Loneliness?

Once you name it, it’s easier to change it.