I don’t know how many of you are familiar with this anycronym, but H.A.L.T. stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired. It is something I try to use daily as a way of checking in with myself when I am feeling edgy and out of sorts. It is a tool I have been taught so that I do not to give in to my addictions. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Today it worked.
I have had a very long, rough day at work and, unfortunately, I am not done for the evening. This is going to be a very short post, as I have a few projects that need to be finished and sent off to clients before morning. However, I was very proud of myself and wanted to share before I forgot about it. Because, I don’t know about you, but I have a habit of only seeing the bad (unhealthy) things that I do and never the good (healthy).
After such a
rough brutal day, I really wanted to come home and bury my face in a giant, cheesy, meat covered, store bought, thick crusted pizza. With a side of a dozen cookies. Because, as I have already established, that is what I do when I am stressed out or in a bad mood. And yet, as I was travelling home on the streetcar, I knew that this was not what I should do. I realized that I was hungry, frustrated (angry), upset that I had to cancel date night with my boyfriend (lonely) and really, really tired (self-explanatory lol). I knew that my craving for pizza wasn’t because I actually wanted the pizza, I just wanted to numb all the aforementioned emotions.
So instead, I made a healthy choice and made a yummy on-plan dinner. I had a homemade bento box style burrito instead, full of wonderfully nutritional ingredients. Here is my dinner:
Doesn’t that look awesome? It was! And it satisfied my craving, gave me energy and allowed me to feel good about the choice I made 🙂 Note to self: Eating healthy can be fulfilling and rewarding!
Ok, that’s it for tonight, back to the saltmines. Boy, I can’t wait for this week to be over!