How Practicing Equanimity Can Stop Emotional Eating
Manage episode 289916610 series 2122070
How often do you find yourself upset because of something someone else did?
Something over which you have no control?
Do some people really trigger you--a coworker, neighbor, a sibling or in-law--causing you to not show up the way you want to with them, or just making life unpleasant?
Are there people in your life who seem to need to put you or others down to feel good about themselves?
Do you eat in response to the uncomfortable emotions you feel when you have to deal with these folks?
The fact is that we have less control of most of what happens during our day than we like to admit. We can’t control other people’s behavior, the weather, traffic, or, well, pretty much most things.
In reality, the only thing we really have control over is our thoughts. When you are good at managing your thinking, all of those other annoyances and difficulties become less difficult.
Wouldn’t you love to be in that peaceful place of equanimity where you notice this person’s behavior and let it roll off you like water off a duck’s back?
Wouldn’t it be great to not feel that you need to run to the pantry to soothe yourself after some jerk acts like, well, a jerk?
Listen to this episode to learn how you can control how you react and how you show up during those challenging times without resorting to food for comfort.
If you’re struggling with emotional eating, check out my free video masterclass, Kick the Emotional Eating Habit for Food, under the free resources on my website or at the link in the show notes.