Pain, get ready for it.
The faster you accept it, the better you mind is attuned to face it.
What I show my students 1 week ago, before I start my intensive revision.
In order not to feel guilty, I decided to do something too. I like to take little snacks to treat myself as comfort items. I sometimes go out of my workplace to have lunch, have a good breakfast, buy some snacks to eat before I start the afternoon session of work.
Now, for the past week, every time I feel like buying the "Gong Cha" for a snack, feel like getting roti prata for breakfast before I go to work, feel like having lunch out, I reminded myself, I am not even facing pain, I am just fighting craving.
Almost a week, so far, so good, although the money saved is not significant, guess my body is doing better with oats as breakfast rather than prata, and less Gong Cha is better.
Now, just wonder how long this mental exercise will last. I outlasts most of my pupils. They are not following up with the revision. I am still keeping my little "diet"
Tomorrow, I am planning a run, I hope I do as I planned.
Pain. Get ready for the pain.
Same as investing, resist the temptation of trigger happy. Stick to your plan. So easy it sounds, isn't it? Painful to be sitting on cash, painful to see the boat missing us by. So painful to see portfolio halved? (Have not seen that, although I seen my counter reduced to nothing.)
Take pain easily? You are on your way to success. Sadist? I think so...