I came across this awesome article tonight and thought I would share it with you all.
5 Steps to Stop Overeating & Emotional Eating Crazy Sexy Life
While the main point of the article is to help people identify if (and when) someone's (over)eating for emotional reasons, towards the end of the article it speaks about how to prevent this, and it is something very dear to me. It pretty much reinforces what I have always said about making time to do something creative and constructive for yourself --preferably as part of your daily routine.
Those customers who knew me when I had the storefronts open can tell you what I always preached to them: "An appointment with the doctor is considered important enough to schedule time off from work or time away from everything else. However, if you don't consider yourself important enough to schedule some time off from your usual, hectic routine, it more than likely WILL turn into a doctor's appointment, forcing you to take time off."
And what better way to enjoy doing that, than by allowing your creative energies to flow freely? It doesn't have to be scrapbooking, either (O-M-Gosh, did *I* just say that?!). Allow your creativity to flow into other things, such as needleworking, woodworking, painting, cooking, flower arranging, or even into learning or discovery of new exhibits at your local museums and attractions.
You get the idea...
Until next time, happy scrapping and stamping!