How’s it going? Weeding out the thoughts that have kept you stuck?
Some truly only need to be recognized and then dismissed, which is great.
Others come back. Frustrating, isn’t it?
Like the weeds in my flower bed that started this theme, they can pop back up – or if they’ve already gone underground, they continue to spread and pop up in a new area unless you manage to get all the runners and roots of our experiences, what the thoughts mean to us, and the underlying emotion or pain. For those, often you have to do some digging.
DIY Would Work, Wouldn’t It?
AND, I’d suggest you not try to DIY this. I tried that for ages. With a Masters degree in counseling, surely I could analyze it myself and find a more helpful solution, right?
Yeah, that didn’t work.
I could go round and round the issue, maybe adjust it a little, but resolution evaded me. Einstein said: ”You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew.” We’re likely still using the kind of thinking that helped create the problem. Why? Because our thinking makes sense to us, so we stay in that lane – which keeps us from seeing the other options or perspectives. It can keep us from seeing the truth about the issue. And if you’re like me, it’s easy to justify what you’ve always done, isn’t it?
To get free of emotional eating and my 40-year Diet Yo-Yo, I needed help to pull out those weedy thoughts by the roots. Over time, we covered a lot more than losing a bit of weight, and I’m so grateful. Outside perspective can be quite fruitful.
Difference Between This Method and Every Other Diet Plan
How was it different to all the courses and diets I’d purchased in the past? It wasn’t just about the food. Any diet will work when applied consistently. That ability to be consistent to the goal and then maintain it is the hard part, isn’t it?
To do that, and what I do with my clients, is to go beyond food to the root of the behavior, to the origin of the wounding. It doesn’t have to be something overtly traumatic to plant the weed seed in our thinking, although some wounds are more traumatic than we let on.
To get free of emotional eating, we need good cultivation of what we want, and that tends to spread to all areas and choke out those weeds. Then we need less soothing.
When you’re not eating to soothe yourself, it saves a whole bunch of calories.
After such a spring as we’ve had, imagine having a summer of renewal. What might September be like if you spent these months getting free of emotional eating? Wouldn’t that be cool?
If you’d like to greet Labor Day differently to Memorial Day – feeling free of emotional eating, let’s have a chat. It could be a great summer.