How do you break the cycle?
I feel like I get trapped in these cyclical situations that I don’t even realize are repetitive until lap three.
Big one for me:
Stressed due to poor time management, stress eat, feel food-guilt, work out obsessively for a few days, get behind on items, soooooooo now I’m stressed due to poor time management. Hmm, this feels familiar…where is the Ben and Jerry’s?!
Or parents out there, how about:
Guilt because I was too hard on the kids so I let some things go, the 5 year old hits the 2 year old, you correct her, she does it again, you ask her why she didn’t listen the first time, she says “maybe if you spoke to me with a more assertive tone, I would have”, although impressed with her vocabulary- you give her what she asked for, then you feel guilty for being too hard…(solo on this one?)
Tomorrow- I’m breaking the cycles, every last one of them, and taking back control- I’ll just hide the cookie dough in the back of the freezer for good measure.