Sleep on it; Or: ReBoot your Brain; Why a Step Back is Often Three Steps Forward
Bear with me here.. I’m going to pull out the mother of all analogies, and I’m hoping I can wrap it around to make something coherent & applicable to you.
Ok – last night, I’d had a little wine, it was late, and I was killing myself trying to get this one level of Angry Birds. My husband was having a great time listening to the colorful ranting going on over on my side of the couch. At one point, I think I realized that I am where my son gets his lack of patience. I’m sure I acted like a 6-year old. Cursed like a sailor, though. Yes, I almost cried. I was getting extremely worked up. After God only knows how long, I finally caved and youtubed a video. According to it, I was doing everything right, except the very last few birds. So, I tried again. Again, unable to make it happen. Rather than pop an aneurism, I chose to go to bed.
First try this morning, I got it. Easy Peasy.
Moral of the story – Whatever aspect it is of your life, job, weight loss journey, whatever – we all need down time. We all need reboots. Vacations. Meditation. A good nights sleep. Take a deep breath, or 50. Walk away. So something else that’s not even closely related to what you’re beating your head against a wall about. When that task is done, you may choose to go back. It’s like our brain power cycles. Or Control Alt Delete, for you PC’s.
As for my weight loss journey – I’m on hiatus for the foreseeable future. We have some major things in the works for our family, and all the other stuff I do – cooking, trying to keep clean, and I’ve already registered the kids for homeschool for next year, so yes, I’m actually willing to keep going with that – I just see the next couple of years, give or take, as a *crazy* time for us, and I want to be on cruise control. I know I need to fuel properly to keep me going for all of that stuff, but that’s all I want to be concerned with my own journey.
I want everything to come from a positive mindset – fueling my life, ‘man, I really feel like working out today!’, etc.
What I do think I will continue to do with LessofMimi is post like this when things occur to me that I think may resonate with someone out there, and just
get back to keep posting delicious food porn. That’s always my favorite kind of post, and I hope it’s yours, too.
Now – go reboot!!
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