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#17: Why We Buffer, and How to Stop

When we're on auto-pilot, we tend to let our brain run amok.

Today you'll learn:

  • exactly what buffering is
  • how we use buffering to numb our feelings
  • what we can do to minimize buffering, so we can become more intentional with our lives



2 thoughts on “#17: Why We Buffer, and How to Stop

  1. Julie Popp says:

    Thank you so much for this! I decided to make stop buffering my priority during Lent. Can you explain what you do in the exact moment when you want to reach that bag of cookies?

    Thank you so much 🙂

    • [email protected] says:

      Hi Julie! This is such a good question. When I’m trying to reach a goal, and I notice that I move into buffering, I use a quick visualization. So, to use your example: if I have a goal to have a beach body for Bali (which I do), and I want cookies (which is very real with Girl Scout cookie season here), these are the steps I take. First, I have to recognize that I’m grabbing cookies, and that’s not in alignment with my goal. I take a moment to see myself looking amazing in my yoga pants and fit. I actually FEEL how healthy I am and how amazing I treat myself. It buzzes through my body, and I feel joyful because I’ve reached my goal, and I am vibrantly healthy. Then the cookies aren’t quite as desirable. If I decide to eat cookies, then it’s VERY intentional, and I don’t feel bad about it. It’s a treat, and I’m allowed. So long as I’m not eating them on autopilot, then I feel better about my choice. We’re allowed cookies! It’s just when we’re shoving them down our mouth to cover up our feelings that it’s overkill. Thanks so much for your question and taking the time to comment. Hope to talk to you again soon.

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