Eating ALL The Things!
Today we got some very bad and ill-times news that has everything to do with replacing our primary vehicle and nothing to do with cash on hand to do so. Sooooo anyway, needless to say it has been a very stressful day. Of course we will figure it all out but until then I have been having a major attack of EATING ALL THE THINGS. In my office the communal candy bucket had just been refilled so I grabbed several mini packets of Skittles and downed them in the course of an hour or so. Now my heart is racing and I have a major case of the shakes.
My point in sharing all of this is why do we do this to ourselves? Why do I do this? Did eating all of that sugar make me feel any better, less-stressed and/or capable of dealing with the problem at hand? Nope. Not one bit. Now I just feel generally lousy PLUS I'm still dealing with the initial stressor.
The old coping mechanisms just aren't working any more.