When you want to reach out to a piece of dessert, or spend 2 hours on Netflix, ask yourself:
“What is the next consequence of my action? And the next? And the next?”
When you start asking yourself the second order consequences of your actions, your decisions become wiser.
Because, even when we say we reacted impulsively, we always have a window of 0.5 seconds – where we choose a good or a not-so-good path for ourselves.
The deeper we make our “instant” reactions, the smoother our life instantly becomes.