It definitely helped to fess up. Even as I wrote yesterday about craving fritters, they became less appealing. Chocolate? Well, no... I think rich, dark chocolate will always look good to me.
What helped even more was realizing that there are things I cannot change (like the oil in the Gulf and financial shakiness in the world) and things I CAN change, like the mess of papers around my computer. That insight allowed me to focus my energy on the things I can do, shifting it away from wanting to sugar binge.
OK, now the report. I commited to the following:
- For each of the next 5 days, I will clean up/organize at least one area, starting this evening with the clutter right around my computer. I will report my progress each day.
- For each of the next 5 days, I will spend at least one hour working on an art project. I will report my progress each day.
- For each of the next 5 days, I will go wherever I need to go to be alone with no radio or TV sounds for at least one hour. I will report my progress each day.
#2... Yes! Today I worked on an art project for 3 hours! I feel great about it!
#3... I didn't quite get an hour of quiet... more like a half hour. It was the last half hour that I was working on my art project, so it was a two-for-one blessing. Even a half hour makes me feel rejuvenated. I shall try for a whole hour tomorrow.