Yesterday I was tired, stressed and overwhelmed by a new work project.
Instead of breaking down my project into small steps or taking a real break, I just ate ice cream and then had Rice Krispy treats for dinner.
And I call myself a healthy vegan. 😂
I don’t believe in special diets or in ever depriving myself but I was just mindlessly eating so I could stuff my feelings.
I hoped that my anxiety would go away. Of course, it didn’t.
So to get out of this funk, here’s what helped me:
✅ I took a real break and read some inspiring stories–like about the brave Iranian women who are protesting for basic freedom—something we often take for granted.
✅ I also got some good sleep.
✅ I didn’t beat myself up today—something I have done a lot in my life—which has never been helpful.
✅ I told myself it is OK that I did this, I didn’t say “screw it,” and just continue to eat bad food—which is something I used to do.
✅ I forgave myself.
✅ I allowed myself to feel scared, and to work on my project anyway.
✅ And, I committed to lots of water and veggies!
I’d love to hear what you do to get yourself out of a funk!