Has managing your eating been difficult these days? If so, that would certainly be a normal reaction to the stress, uncertainty, and restlessness you may be experiencing. It’s hard to focus on one self when so much is going on. Now though, more than ever, is a good time to focus on your health and well-being.
If it’s been difficult managing your eating, I wanted to share with you some resources to help you in these challenging times:
Notice Your Self-Talk
A friend of mine was recently lamenting the weight she was gaining while working full-time from home. My initial response – give yourself some grace. When you are triggered, notice how you are talking to yourself. Let the judgment go and be kind to yourself, especially under the present circumstances. The negative mental noise only compounds the strong negative emotions you may already be experiencing. This makes it even harder for you to make good decisions around food (or anything else for that matter).
This loving-kindness meditation can help you cultivate a sense of self-kindness towards yourself and others. You can download it here: Loving-Kindness Meditation
Ask Yourself This Question
What is one thing you can do for yourself today to help you feel better about your eating decisions?
Most of us make decisions about our eating more than 1,800 times throughout the year. But our eating habits are made one decision at a time. What one decision will you make for today that you will thank yourself for?
Read One or More of our Articles on Managing your Eating
- How Mindful Eating Can Change Your Relationship with Food
- Benefits of Journaling Food and Mood
- Tips to Truly Savor Your Food for a Healthier, Well-Nourished You
Join My Upcoming Mindful Eating Workshop: Managing Your Eating in Uncertain Times
In this 90-minute online workshop on Saturday, May 16th, from 10 am – 11:30 am, we discuss a non-diet, mindful approach to understanding and recognizing your triggers, building coping skills, and making more mindful eating decisions.
Visit livewellflow.com for more mindfulness resources.