As humans, we are all programmed with natural impulses and instincts. However, just because we have certain thoughts and impulses doesn’t mean that they are all healthy for us.
Fortunately, it is possible to identify emotions that may make us more vulnerable to making poor choices. Here are four warning signs—collectively known as the “HALT method”—that can help control our impulses and make better choices.
Hunger is a sign that our body is lacking or in need of something. The majority of time hunger is associated with food, diet, and nutrition, which are undeniably important aspects of our overall health.
For example, many people experience feeling “hangry” (a combination of hunger and anger) when blood sugar levels drop, making them more emotionally unpredictable. However, be aware that this feeling could also be an emotional hunger; a craving for connection, intimacy, validation, etc.