Habits, love them or hate them, we all have them. For me, I used to have a bad habit of stress eating. At 5:30 pm you would once find me raiding the pantry for a sweet fix, because as a mum that can be a stressful time of day.
Same went for if I’d had an argument with hubby, hard day at work, or hard day parenting…I would eat. Never carrot sticks – never carrot sticks, but sweet treats that once the sugar rush was over had me feeling like rubbish again and again. This would then propel me into feeling stressed about my weight and body image. So what did I do – eat.
This was not a habit that left me feeling uplifted or great about myself, so I had to learn “how” I could change this action and instead create a positive habit for when I was stressed. For me, this was some simple stretching in the lounge room, a loud singing session in the kitchen or taking myself off to the toilet for a little alone time to ground myself and breathe.
You may not have a habit of stress or emotional eating, you may have a habit of biting your nails or drinking when you’re stressed or other habits that are currently preventing you from reaching your goals. So sister, let’s give you some tools to help you make even the tiniest of changes today.