That’s it! I just passed a recipe for a triple chocolate brownie and decided that I need to take a break from the reader and write! I was trying to figure out what in the world I would write about today. I have been wanting to write more than my usual “Workout and Word of the Day,” but these days inspiration has been slightly fleeting. I am glad I found some inspiration in the midst of my frustration and cravings!
I woke up wanting a grande iced blonde americano with white chocolate, but settled for some home made drip Kona coffee with stevia and almond milk. As I sat down with my cuppa, it felt like I was seeing nothing but delicious recipes. Before that it was extra creamy berry cheesecake, extra crispy garlic french fries, and the first post I clicked on was a recipe for an almond lemon pound cake that also had a coffee cake topping and looked absolutely delicious. I even found myself trying to memorize the ingredients for today’s grocery trip.
I honestly do not usually put much thought and attention into recipe posts. I glean by them and go on with my life unless I am searching for a specific recipe. It is safe to say that I have a case of the cravings today, but I am drinking extra water and it seems like it is already helping. I also have plans to go outside and do some gardening / yard work.
Life has been a little less convenient lately and it has been a true blessing. It has given me the time and space to think and assess my usual patterns and behaviors. I think I have learned that in the past I was eating out of boredom. I have always known that I am prone to emotional eating, but eating out of boredom is equal, but slightly different. It means that I need some hobbies and to find things to do instead of reaching a point of boredom.
I also realized that my boredom is not true boredom. It comes from being overwhelmed by all the things I could and should be doing, but not knowing where to start. So, I will drink water and start at the beginning with the most important thing and go from there.
How do you deal with cravings and boredom? Please comment below to share your tips and tricks!