Sometimes you should just go to bed

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Please don’t make fun of my adorable LL Bean slippers with socks. Not trying to be fashionable – just trying to survive.

I’m so overwhelmed with moving right now. I am literally writing this post from the floor of my apartment, because we gave away our futon today. No one would buy it from us, and we couldn’t fit it in the truck, so we had to post it on Let Go for free. Suddenly everyone wanted it after it became free! (Not a surprise.)

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me: I’M SO STRESSED. I AM GOING TO CHOOSE A CONSTRUCTIVE, HEALTHY WAY TO DEAL WITH IT. also me: EAT ALL THE CHOCOLATE. DON’T FORGET THE COOKIES!

 

Anyways, I am feeling EXTREMELY anxious and overwhelmed right now. This kind of overwhelming feeling triggers a compulsive need to “stress eat” in me. I did a little bit of reading about this, and it is actually my body’s way of forcing me to relax. There are other ways to trigger the same response as sugar, but unfortunately my habit of reaching for chocolate or candy (or anything sweet that isn’t nailed down) has created a sort of path of least resistance for me. However, I am proud to say that I am writing about my feelings instead of eating them right now. I also plan on taking my own advice from the title of this blog post. I will be heading to bed soon, because sleep is a great way to relieve stress and being well rested also allows you to make rational choices that are better for you when dealing with acute stress. I used to resist my urge to go to sleep and instead stay up late and watch TV and (shocking- EAT) but now that I don’t have a futon, I feel like bed is the best choice. Maybe I should never buy another couch? Hmm….

 

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