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Adopt These 4 Practices to Override Your Negative Impulses Life comes at us at breakneck speed, and it can be easy to live it on autopilot — however, sometimes that leads to us acting impulsively (and in ways that derail our success). Follow these four practices to ensure that doesn't happen to you.

By Amy M Chambers Edited by Kara McIntyre

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We all have moments when our impulses get the best of us. A friend makes a joke at our expense and we snap back angrily, instead of shrugging it off. Someone cuts us off in traffic and we flick them off, even though they're a stranger and it hardly affected us. Our boss dumps a last-minute project in our lap and we kick the door on the way out of the building that day, considering quitting instead of seeing it as a tremendous opportunity for development.

It's easy to feel captive to our emotions in moments like these, but before you reach for that late-night snack you know you'll regret tomorrow, consider adopting these habits to help you override your impulses.

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