Having self-control is one of the fruits of the spirit. But it’s not the easy-est. Self-control can be not eating a cookie and having fruit while waiting in line and not charging in. It’s a skill that seems hard at the moment but once mastered it’s really easy. One way to practice self-control is by having patience and listening to the right thoughts in your head. Like if you want to achieve a goal of eating right but the store is full of sweet pastries don’t buy any and follow your goal. This is self-control. So next time a non-planned thought comes you can just use self-control.