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If You Are Anxious Because What You Want Differs from What You Need, Follow These Steps

Have you ever felt torn between two strong ideals? For instance, let’s say that you’re doing well on your diet, sticking to your goals and staying on a routine. But you really want a cannoli. You deserve that cannoli. It doesn’t fit into your diet so you shouldn’t have it; but you’re going to enjoy it anyway. That internal conflict is called Cognitive Dissonance, and it is the catalyst for self-justification. When we have conflicts in our minds, we seek consistency in our beliefs. Cognitive Dissonance is an internal conflict…

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