Managing the 4 Appetites Effectively — Part 2

The Chains of Habit Are Too Light To Be Felt Until They Are Too Heavy To Be Broken. — Warren Buffet, in the Secret Millionaire’s Club Series

I am really grateful to all of you who read my blog and have been sharing very useful feedback especially on the content and how it has blessed you. I am excited to hear that many of my thoughts and experiences are blessing you.

For those of you who are reading my blog for the first time, I have already written two articles as a part of this series on SELF CONTROL. The first one was describing the appetites and in the second one, I shared how we can manage the first three appetites. In part 2, we are going to be sharing on how we can manage our sexual appetite.

Sex: Like everyone else, I have had struggles with this one especially in my past life. Struggles ranging from watching porn to flirting with girls, erotic thoughts and reading erotic literature. You can name it. These struggles were real, and I knew that if I did not deal with them, my lifestyle would certainly be a threat to my progress.

In my view, sexual appetite is the most challenging appetite to deal with especially given the excitement it creates within our own bodies. Here are a few tips I have learnt over the years that help me manage this appetite:

“Idle hands are the devil’s workshop; idle lips are his mouthpiece.”

Always plan out your time well beforehand and make sure you follow through with your plans. That’s one of the surest ways of avoiding erotic and toxic thoughts.

Make sure you also plan out your recreation. Do not leave that to chance and luck. Plan to engage in sports, good movies (ones that do not stimulate your sexual desires), read a good book, meditate, take a walk and reflect on your life etc.

All the tips I have shared require for one to be deliberate. Managing the 4 appetites cannot be left to just chance and luck. You must be deliberate. You must go beyond just praying about it to putting in place systems and controls to ensure you get out of it (if you are already trapped in there) or that you don’t get there in the very first place.

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Allan Kakinda

Allan is a blogger, avid reader, statistician, businessman, and aspiring investor