I’ve realized today that I have a problem being impulsive. I’ll even end a relationship and I don’t want to be that way anymore. Husband and wives should take consideration dealing with serious problems like infidelity issues and etc. Our impulses tend to make us greedy, insensitive and thoughtless. Impulse is driven by emotion and the more emotional we become, the less clearly we are able to think. A lack of impulse control can make us say things we regret, be addictive, go for short term ‘advantage’ despite long term losses and eventually wreck your life and that of people around you. Developing the ability to delay gratification enables you to mature as a human being and lead a more productive and happier life. So impulse control is really about self mastery. If you are always at the beck and call of emotionally charged impulses then you are like a ship in a storm with no one at the helm.
Dont try and tackle your entire life at one time. Take it day by day. To the degree you are successful at living just for today, you will speed your recovery from depression.
I will try to live through this day only and not tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appall me if I felt I had to keep it up for a lifetime.
I will adjust myself to what is and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my luck as it comes, and fit myself into it.
I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress nicely, act courteously, criticize not one bit, not find fault with others, and not try to improve or regulate anybody except myself.
I will have a program. I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it. I will save myself from two pests—hurry and indecision.
Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back Yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we performed; we cannot erase a single word we said. Yesterday is gone forever. The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow with all its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promise and its poor performance; Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control. Tomorrow’s sun will rise, either in splendour or behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise. Until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is yet to be born. From today onwards, live life one day at a time:-)