Cravings are a cruel part of breaking a bad habit–they can be painful, and they tend to lead to self-shame and other negative, unhelpful feelings. I’m thinking about sugar cravings here, but there are lots of other things that fit the description.
One thing I know about cravings, after dealing with them first with smoking and later with food, is that as we persevere, they do get less frequent and eventually go away. In the meantime, however, it’s helpful to have techniques to deal with them in the moment, when they first strike–when they are hard to ignore. EFT (emotional freedom technique, or just tapping) works really well for getting through the cravings without giving in.
If you’re one who struggles, here’s a link to the Tapping Solution how to video. it’s very easy to follow if you’ve never done it, or you’ve forgotten where all those pesky tapping points are. (This technique has also helped me with sleep issues, too.)