Anxiety & Food

I don’t have words of wisdom this week.  Just an open & honest admission that as much as I like to think I’ve got it together, I don’t always.  It’s been an emotional couple weeks.  There has been some really exciting thing happening, and some really kinda scary thing happening.  With that, comes quite a bit of anxiety because, depending on the outcome of the next couple days, a large portion of my life could change drastically.  And I am struggling.  I’m finding myself turning to food as a distraction or a comfort.

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Things in our lives are currently really awesome.  But, an opportunity came up & I put my name in the mix.  If I get the opportunity, it’s possible our life could be even better.  But it could also make our life worse.  It’s unknown.  I should be excited.  Most of the people I’ve told are excited on my behalf.  But I’m a nervous wreck & I’m eating my feelings.   I’ve mostly kept up with my workouts, but it’s not enough.

So why share this?  Well, as much as I like to believe that I’ve got my shit together, some days I don’t.  Some days it’s a struggle.  And some most days I don’t feel like I have all the answers.  Admitting you’ve got a problem is the first step to recovery, right?  I don’t always deal with stress in the healthiest of ways.  Eating because you’re stressed is certainly a very common (but still unhealthy) way of dealing with it.  So, from that perspective, my current coping mechanism is boring & common.  It’s an improvement (primarily because I’m not spreading my anxiety around), but I still have room for improvement.

It’s something to strive toward.  And today is a new day.  This week is a new week.

Time to forgive myself and start moving in the direction I want to go again…

 

Wishing you an All+SUM LIFE,
Sarah

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