how to stay grounded and avoid emotional eating this week
I just wanted to check-in as I’ve been thinking of you as we move through this historic week with the election.
I wanted to share a few thoughts with you as to how to stay grounded and avoid any emotional eating this week. I also shared a version of this with my clients.
#1: Manage your energy.
I recommend choosing an energy management tool for the week and engaging with it, proactively 1x per day now – Saturday. For me, I’ve been working with Digesting Emotions®, a tool that I teach in my Escape From Emotional Eating Programs, so I’m processing things, not letting them pile up, and “feeding” my needs by asking, “what do I need?”
I’ve even caught my ego-mind saying, “I need to know the results of the election,” which I had to recognize is not really in my control…so I asked again.
I’ve also switched my movement this week to be all walks outside to the river (no matter how windy and cold) to help me stay grounded.
#2: Step away from your screens.
Put down your phone. Turn off the TV. I really recommend having a “mini-retreat” time, even if it’s 20 min, away from the noise of the world so you can come back to the present moment and home to yourself.
#3: Just because other people are doing it doesn’t mean you have to.
I’ve already started seeing posts about stress eating until the election results. When trying to re-wire emotional eating, seeing someone else do it can be a slippery temptation to give yourself permission to be self-destructive. Watch out for this if you do find yourself magnetized towards food, pause, and get curious.
It’s common to want to try to escape the intensity we are all in, but you are strong, and you are capable of weathering this storm – internally and externally.
Food will not make things better. Not in the short term. Certainly not in the long term.
Stay present in your body.
Surrender when you feel yourself trying to “grip” or control.
Let’s take this week 1-hour at a time.
In service to your freedom,