There are many patterns I notice in my everyday life…mostly patterns of behavior. Mostly in myself. My dad would call them “tendencies” and he’d be right.
Lately my biggest negative pattern of behavior is my stress management. I turn to food. Because its familiar and it comforts me when I feel like I have no where else to turn. And not the good foods I’ve tried so hard to train myself to eat and enjoy. The bad-for-me foods… like Cool Ranch Doritos and chocolate chip cookies. Like coffee with flavor in it and lots of calories. Like whatever random craving I get.
This is a bad pattern, and a bad way to deal with my high stress levels. I know this. I need to get past feeling like a victim with no where to turn and create better coping mechanisms for myself.
I need to create new patterns.
Sharing has always been the first step for me. My catalyst. It holds me accountable and vocalizes things I’ve held inside for so long…for too long. So I’m sharing today.
Help me create new patterns!
What are some ways that you deal with stress?