We live in a world of abundance. Everywhere we go we have choices. Stores are filled with things we want, whether we need them or not. And, of course, delectable foods are everywhere. American culture teaches you that you deserve to have what you want, when you want it.
Try taking a cue from your grandparents: They were raised in a different era. They had to save up for things, conserve things, go without. Sometimes taking a look at others' hardships can make it easier to face our own.
Action for the day:
Just for today, practice restraint. Deny yourself something you want, and think positive thoughts about your choice. For example, say to yourself, "I'm not going to buy a latte today because I want to learn restraint, and I will love how much better I feel when that happens."