As I’ve shared with you many times, in our relationship, I’m the uptight, overthinking, “spazzy” individual and Jeff is the laid back “it’s all good” individual.
To use Finding Nemo characters purely for comparison, I am Marlin the clown fish and Jeff is Crush the turtle
I write this because these past few weeks have brought a few “necessary” stresses and more than a few completely ridiculous and absolutely obsurd stresses and when faced with each one I’ve noticed some significant positive changes in myself, specifically when it comes to my relationship with food.
“Fat Katie” when faced with such stresses, wouldn’t think twice about calming her stresses with a few cheeseburgers chased down by a ginormous milkshake…or two.
Nowadays, I’ve taken a liking to a good yoga stretch, a nice long mind clearing walk or if the situation calls for it, an aggressively fast run (which, to the passerby is really just a slow jog ) or a DANCE!
Yes folks, yesterday I needed to “shake it off” and so…I did the first thing that came to mind. I turned on THIS song (which was more than appropriate I might add):
Put it on repeat and shook it until I gained my prospective again, which was about 4 song repeats
I share this with you because I am a HUGE stress eater. I recognize and acknowledge it and to be faced with the “ridiculous and absolutely obsurd” AND to not feel the need to drown myself in a pint of ice cream is nothing short of a victory for me.
The mind is a powerful thing. When we are vulnerable, it can play on our weakest of weaknesses.
But if we recognize and acknowledge what those weaknesses are, we have the ability to use that powerful mind to our advantage.
And I did.
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