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You Always Have A Choice

When we feel like a victim of our circumstances, we often forget that we have choices. In this episode, Molly encourages you to bring yourself back to the present moment by reminding yourself that even if you feel stuck, you always have choices. Some situations can feel so painful that it seems impossible to actually have a choice in the matter, but you always do. Bad things may happen to you, but there are infinite ways that you can respond to them. Your choices are to solve the problem, change your feelings about the problem, tolerate it, stay miserable, or make the problem worse. This isn’t all to say that it will be an easy road, but there is tremendous power in knowing that you don’t have to just lie down and let the pain take over. This is your season of taking your power back.

If a problem arises that you truly don’t have control over, you still have the power to change how you feel about it. For so many of us, we have been bombarded with failure experiences, shame responses, and rejections. If you have been in these cycles, your first response is most likely to play dead, but a much more powerful option is to work to feel better about the problem. 

In this episode of What You’re Craving, Molly wants you to know that there is so much more in your control than you think. You never have to feel like a victim in your circumstance. It is time to take your power back because if any problem coming up causes you to fall over and be a victim, there is so much of your power that is just roaming out there. Molly wants you to get it back. 

Episode Quote:

  • “When you accept what is, you open yourself up to a lot of different options.” – Molly Carmel
  • “A lot of times when you’re in pain, a lot of the pain is in the non-acceptance.” – Molly Carmel

Key Highlights

  • The 5 choices we have in any circumstance
  • What to do when you forget that you have choices 
  • The most underrated way to solve a problem
  • Changing your perspective about a problem
  • Learning to accept a problem
  • What if you can’t accept something because it is too painful?
  • What happens when you continue to stay a victim?

About Molly Carmel

Molly is a leading addiction and eating disorder therapist and the founder of the Beacon Program, which offers individual and group solutions to help people break free from their destructive relationships with food and dieting. She is also the author of ‘Breaking up with Sugar’ and the host of ‘What You’re Craving’ Podcast.

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