sometimes stress is just fear
Sunday, March 13, 2016
I keep stressing myself out with fearful thoughts such as::
- someone I love doesn't love me back, therefore I'm not love-able
- something bad will happen in the future (lose job, get sick, etc.)
- I'm not good enough
- many other things
Instead of using food to help me calm down, I want to:
- remember that stress can sometimes be just fear
- figure out what I'm afraid of at that moment
- address the fear(s)
Once I do that, my stress dissolves and my state shifts from stressed misery to clarity and openness. I can use the energy that was focused on my fears for other things. It seems like magic!
Current Goal: 100 days in a row of not using food to manage stress or fear. I'm on day 5.