Urge surfing. When I first heard the phrase I imagined little elves hanging ten on waves of melted chocolate or vodka. Emerging from the addiction treatment world, the idea is simple and perhaps the quickest way to up your brain health quotient. It's not just a technique for our addictions.
The process is simple: want something really, really bad: wait. Notice the urge. Sit with the urge. Wait out the urge. Here is how eating chocolate cake can strengthen your brain in three rounds.