Our modern world is spinning fast these days. For many of us that means too much to do, to many people who need our time and energy and not much left over for ourselves. I know we all mean well, but when things get too crazy, it’s time to stop. And rest. And figure out how to get off the merry-go-round.
The Soul Success System™ I’ve been teaching is about how to select the choices that often feel out of reach. It’s also about getting to the real cause of some of our stressors. In our rush to get things done, we try to band-aid things together and hope that tomorrow things will be easier.
Well, tomorrow is here.
One of the biggest hidden issues concerns the way we react and respond to the stress in our lives. One of the ways we can choose to “cope” is with food.
Now, this isn’t about dieting or even about food. It is about how we use food as a solution to a problem that is never going to get better now matter how much, how little or what kind of food we eat. I could just as easily be talking about shopping, drinking, or fast driving as that band-aid. Right now however, eating is subject.
It’s often referred to as emotional eating. There have been a number of studies about it and why it affects us, and how prevalent it’s become. For some, it’s a secret hidden and wrapped up in shame. For others, it’s an area of focus, so we can avoid the stuff that we’d rather not deal with.
There are a few “eating” triggers that you might recognize:
- Physical – pain, fatigue, medical side effects
- Environmental – Specific events, watching TV, time of day, social settings, holidays, work situations,
- Emotional – Stress, overwhelm, boredom, anger, reward, avoidance, sadness
If there are times you find yourself eating when you aren’t physically hungry, you may be using food as a way to cope with things in life that aren’t really food/nutrition related.
We’ve all done it. I’m not here to blame or shame anyone. I’ve been here too. The good news?
I’ve learned how to get to the WHY!
I want to help you do that too. Life is too short to be stressed out, binging on sweets or chips and then getting upset later when you feel guilty and even more stressed out. It’s a cycle that can truly end.
This is just one way we cope. Not everyone uses food – but most use something. I am dedicated to helping you find a better way.
I’m doing another Free Webinar on “Eating Mindfully, Live Vibrantly on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7 PM. Click here to register.