It's a big question for someone like me (and maybe like you) who eats for stress relief. What are we supposed to do with our stress, when we are so used to eating it?
Do something about it
There are actually a lot of things we can do when the stress gets so high that it feels like hot vapors coming off your head. (Am I the only one who gets that feeling? Like the stress is actually leaking through my hair and radiating out of my head like wavy lines in a cartoon drawing?)
Walk it out
Power through it
Clean house like crazy
Instead of making and eating a bowl of brownie batter like I used to or crunching through a bag of Kettle chips to get my frustrations out, I can make better choices for stress relief.
Visit a friend
Sit in the sun
I do not have to hit the drive thru in order to escape my stress anymore. Sometimes, there really *is* no escape from the stress; we just have to endure it... deal with it the best we can... and try to give ourselves some kind of outlet for the pressure so we don't explode.
It is doable. Not always pleasant, but doable. I will get through this. We have the strength. You have it inside you, too, even if you don't know it.
2 days ago