Day 52 - Food is an Instant Fix
Friday, October 17, 2014
The exercise for today is to write down all the times in the day when you are likely to eat in order to avoid doing something else. Then record when you are tempted to grab food - then record your thoughts and experiences.
The 2 times that I have identified as huge times when I grab food instead of doing what I should be doing is when I should be going to bed to sleep and when I want to be writing. I thought about what these 2 things have in common and it is that it is time that I look forward to. It is the time of the day that I relax and don't have other interruptions. So I think it is also the time that I grab a cup of coffee or something to eat in order to relax.
In the past I have corrected this behavior, especially the sleeping thing. When I am tired I should be going to bed and not eating. It can be a very difficult habit to break. And it is an easy habit to start using again. The coffee drinking and writing thing started when I used to sit at Starbucks and write. So that is an easy habit to break. I can grab a glass of water instead, or even a cup of black coffee.
I used to be that way, but now that I know better, I can do better. This is my mantra.