Tuesday, February 8, 2011
no numbing allowed.
ok, so the irony here is
i'm writing this while watching
a dvr'd episode of glee.
nevertheless, thanks to a online course i'm in,
i'm thinking about
activities that numb.
things we do that distract us
from the real stuff of life.
you get the idea.
& i bet you know the drill.
i know i do.
so i've begun to un-numb
one extremely important
slice of my life.
i tend to eat too much of
the wrong sort of food
for the wrong reasons.
i heart sweet stuff.
i eat from boredom.
i eat for comfort.
i eat to settle myself down.
i eat to wake myself up.
wow － sounding a little like a pill-popper there.
just plain hungry & just plain full －
not starving, not stuffed －
are feelings i have trouble identifying.
so. i've begun to un-numb around food.
i'm journaling everything i eat.
i'm drinking more water.
i'm eating less [normal portions].
i'm eating slower [savoring speed].
i'm doing none of the above perfectly.
i'm not sure i will ever do any of the above perfectly.
but i'm trying. & i'll keep on trying.
& i'm feeling better － lighter － already.
& lighter is good. & better is good.
& feeling is really, really good.
so, how are you wanting/willing/ready
to un-numb your life today?? do share.
image source: a smart mouth.