Here’s the deal. Last night or this morning, whichever you prefer, I’m not going to be technical here, but, this past morning at midnight was when I was able to choose my spring semester classes. Let’s just say it didn’t go off without a hitch.
It went as bad as to be expected. I am the type of person who is always early and likes to always be prepared. I was logged in ready to go at 11:50 and then at 11:58 all hell broke loose. The website would not load. I tried it many different times, in different browsers, I even restarted my computer!!
Needless to say, I was a hot-mess, minus the hot. To give you just a little back story so you don’t think I’m just a complete lunatic, this week has been rough. My advisor basically told me that I’m not graduating on time and I had to make some decisions. In retrospect, this week won’t be a big deal, but it currently is. And, I’ve dealt with it the way I always tend to………I cry……….and eat my feelings.
This is a big problem for me. What comforts me in situations like this is to curl up and eat. And I don’t eat vegetables or fruit, I dive into the bag of chips, candy, cookies, bad, bad, bad foods that I regret eating or at least eating in the quantities that I do. And the bigger problem is that eating all the food I can find, doesn’t actually make the feelings go away, it only makes me feel worse about myself. The problem is still the problem and nothing changes.
So what’s a girl to do??? Last night I wasn’t prepared for what happened to happen, but is anyone ever really prepared for stress and whatnot to happen?? So, now I need to try to prevent this from happening. I’m not going to say never again, because it probably will, but I want to take steps to slow it down to eventually being something that I have a handle on. How can I expect something that I’ve never tried to fix to instantly go away??
One thing I thought of was breathing techniques. It’s something I can do if I’m in school or public and it doesn’t have to be obvious, but it’s also something I can do at home. Anyone else have tips on how they handle emotions rather than eating?