Started out in a good mood, as the sun is shining and they are forecasting that it is going to stick around for several days into the future... :) That always makes me :) Then there were a few communication break downs at the office - a major pet peeve of mine, and I found myself frustrated and down... My mind kept thinking about what I could grab to eat as a "comfort." But my mind also knows that comforting myself with food is not what I should do... I need to break the cycle for myself of comfort eating...
There are lots of ways that I am trying to combat the comfort food cycle... The biggest help is not having junk around that I could comfort myself with... At work that really isn't a problem - because I simply don't have anything other than my meals with me to eat... (Home is another story with kids in the house, and a hubby that is able to eat just about anything and maintain his waistline...)
Along side not having the junk around to eat, at work I am able to just get into a "zone" and work on stuff by getting my treadmill going and starting to walk at my TrekDesk - and I can't forget the headphones at the same time - they are an integral part of the "zone..."
All of what I am talking about are simply choices - choices to eat better, choices not to cram food in to drown out my frustrations or stress... Finding a different way to deal with the stress is forming a good habit - rather than continuing on the path of bad habits and comfort eating.
There are so many ways to deal with stress other than eating through it...
- Take a walk
- Walk away from the area where the stress started
- Take deep breaths
- Talk it out with someone
- Read a book
- And so many more...
|Thought this was cute - as I usually have salad for dinner each night & am working hard at making good choices on the toppings for the salad - to keep the salad "healthy"|