I’m currently in California for a month. A MONTH! As I sit here in my favorite coffee shop in San Diego (where I used to live before moving “home” to New York – San Diego, not the coffee shop ;)) I realize how blessed I am that my dream of being able to live and work from anywhere has come true. (insert serious gratitude here)
Most importantly, I am grateful that I am allowing my dream to be realized and that I am allowing myself to fully experience that dream. When I was in the midst of my food craziness the thought of being away from home, where I could easily control every little thing I ate, was horrifying. Although I’ve always loved new experiences, there was a certain degree of fear and stress that came along with it. My mind would be consumed with how I was going to maintain my current “plan” while away or how royally I was going to fuck up. My old self might have even come up with every excuse in the book as to why this trip wasn’t a good idea and prevented it from even happening. Even when I did travel, a lot of the joy I could have experienced was replaced with all consuming food stress.
When you’re too busy stressing and obsessing about food you lose the opportunity to play, to live as the Romans do, to take advantage of your surroundings and immerse yourself in the culture of where you are. This doesn’t necessarily only happen while traveling. It happens when you’re in someone else’s home, or at a new restaurant.
Do you want to miss out on a dream that is so important to you because of your obsessive food thoughts? Do you want to miss out on actually experiencing the dream because you’re too busy living in your head?
Ask yourself: what am I avoiding because of my food behavior? What am I missing out on because I’m allowing my thoughts to dictate my actions? What am I not fully experiencing because my food thoughts are taking up too much space?
Please share below. As we discover and share how we let our food insanity limit our joy, we are able to let more joy in.