The Sandwich Spot

This week’s topic is: WATCH WHAT YOU PUT IN YOUR MOUTH. Yes! For me, this equates to stress eating.

Balancing or attempting to balance life is a daily struggle. Clothes to wash, groceries to buy, dinner to cook, work, and loving on my family/friends means I’m constantly in motion. So, to offer myself a little comfort, I eat…SNACKS. This is not good.

Ok. Since I’m being transparent, let me put it all on the table. Yesterday, I ate three Rice Krispy treats and a chocolate bar. Also, I went to Panera Bread with the intention of buying a toasted cinnamon crunch bagel with honey walnut cream cheese. I know I know. Fortunately for me, the toaster was down.

Now, if I was working with someone, I’d offer these tips to curve this bad habit.

  1. Practice prayer and meditation.
  2. Understand the stress point origin. Why are you stressed? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Perhaps you need to take a good look at your responsibilities, enlist help, create a system, or remove something from your plate.
  3. Purchase healthy snack options. Fruits, crunchy vegetables, or healthy popcorn with flavored water can fill the snack.
  4. Exercise or go outside (weather permitting). Hit the gym or take in some deep breaths and go for a walk.
  5. Call a friend. It’s always a good idea to vent to a trusting friend.
  6. Listen to music.

I hope these tips keep you focused and balanced (or as close to it as possible). My go to strategies are: #1, #4, and #6. Implement as many tips as you need to maintain focus and wellness.

Which strategies are you committed to implementing?

Felicia

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