The Chick-Fil-A effect

The Chick-Fil-A effect

For those of us who still choose to enjoy a delicious Chick-Fil-A sandwich or nuggets from time to time, know that it seems like the craving always kicks on a Sunday!

Why is this?

Because as humans, we want what we can’t have.

It’s just like right now, while we are all under stay at home orders, or quarantine, or on some sort of restrictions to live our normal life, we are antsy to do things we don’t usually even care about doing- just because we can’t.

As humans, we always think, if only I had ____ (fill in the blank) and then I’d be happy. But that isn’t the case. Have you ever reached a financial goal you set for yourself and then were suddenly completely satisfied/happy and not wanted more? I highly doubt it. If you can truly answer yes, then congratulations! This means you have mastered the practice of gratitude and living in the moment. Most of us have not yet reached such a point, but there is good news. We can take steps today, and every day, to work towards that point.

I challenge you to write down 3 things you are grateful for, every day for the next 60 days. EVERY DAY. One way to stick to this is to make it the first thing you do when you wake up. You can create a note in your phone and add to it daily.

I can’t promise that you’ll stop craving Chick-Fil-A, but you will feel better overall if you are consistent.

Bonus Benefit of Practicing Gratitude: It boosts your immune system, which we could all use right about now.

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