I was talking to a friend the other day, who had a really great idea. Inside her snack cabinet, she posted a note, with the simple question:
“Why are you here?”
Then she lists a few choices –
- You are hungry
- You got triggered by an emotion
- You want a reward
- You are procrastinating
If it’s not #1 (You are hungry), then it makes you stop and think about what you are doing, and why you are doing it. Of course, you can ignore the note, or simply declare “I don’t care!” if you want it badly enough. But at the very least, it should give you a chance to pause…at least some of the time.
Of course, if you want to be really clever, you can devise stress eating strategies for each response, so that you start to learn more about how you feel, and what you need. A little bit of planning goes a long way.
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