Have you ever played that game Tetris? The game with the different shapes that you have to make fit.

It seems silly, but it is strangely addicting. Much like Prancercise. Or so I hear…


If you've heard of it, you probably haven't thought about it in years. There must not be much going on at Plymouth University, because researchers there apparently love them some Tetris.

They did a study that measured cravings while playing Tetris for 3 minutes.

The study participants showed a 24% decrease in cravings just from simply playing the game.

What does that mean for you? You can play Tetris next time you get a craving, obviously.  But what else can you do?

Distract yourself in some other way! You need to break the power of the craving by doing something.

Work would be a nice option, but who wants to do that? BORING. Plus, a lot of us can do work and barely have to focus on the task at hand. That leads to minds wandering to cravings.

You need something that makes you really lock into it. It could be a great book, a movie, some pushups, etc…

I don't recommend getting on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram because of all the good selfies on there. "Check out my BLT yo!"

PS- you are probably wanting to play Tetris now. Here you go, a web site where you can play for free --> FreeTetris