If you've ever struggled with making the right choice, you might find new research that helps alcoholics abstain interesting. For me it's not alcohol, but poor food choices. I like my pastries and I can sometimes overindulge. I know that overindulging is usually not about the food. But while I know that intellectually, habitually I can find myself reaching for something I don't need before I can even think about it.
Now, this is the moment when mindfulness is supposed to help. In an ideal scenario, I am in the moment and can be mindful of my emotions and actions, and stop myself from temptation. But realistically - this doesn't happen often. No matter how much I meditate.
That's why I find this cognitive-bias modification (CBM) technique so intriguing. I'm aware of the grooves in my brain that tell my body to grab certain foods when undergoing stress or discomfort, would a physical connection help to reinforce the message?