Bad moments happen. A lot actually.
It’s tempting to label ourselves as “angry” or “addict” in the struggle of correcting a bad habit.
The problem is, we only notice an angry person or addict when they mess up. Or worse, we beat ourselves up over our mistakes forgetting all the progress we have made in the middle.
I think it is more powerful then to find a new label to grab a hold of. Preferably one where you can identify ourselves as the ideal person we seek to become.
For instance, you are not an addict but actually a sober person who made a bad choice.
I’m not angry, I am a calm person who had a bad moment.
There is a difference.
Deep down, telling ourselves a new story can change our behavior. So, we might as well tell ourselves a story that makes us want to do better.