Did you know that you're the one and only You that this planet will ever see? The Earth has seen billions of cheesburgers, millions of cakes, buckets of bacon - but it will only ever see one You. You're unique and incredibly important, whether you realize that or not.
It sounds to me like you're experiencing some major blahs. It happens! But you know what won't ever make it better? Food. Food is fuel - that's it. If your car's engine was smoking and choking, would you fill it - and fill it - and fill it - with gasoline, hoping that more fuel would solve the problem? Of course not! You'd replace the parts that needed fixing - not overstuff it with fuel.
Don't overfuel yourself, either. What's going on that makes you feel sad and stressed? If you're not liking the way you look right now, maybe try buying a new, super cute, outfit! Do your make-up a different way. Get an eyebrow wax or a facial or a new hair style! Find one thing you like about yourself every day - negative self-talk has to stop right now! There are BEAUTIFUL things about you. Point them out to yourself.
When you feel those other stressors piling up on you, hit it with what I call the Three Ws.
Write it out! I blog here, and in private, about everything that upsets me. I don't eat my feelings and I don't hide them - not anymore.
Work it out! You'd be surprised at how powerful you feel after picking up some heavy stuff. Use some hand weights, or use your own body weight, and do a quickie strength training routine. Push and grr and lift! I even sometimes vent, "Stupid traffic... CUT ME OFF WILL YOU!?" I promise - you WILL feel better.
Wash it out! I bought some really lavish, super good smelling body wash/bubble bath to use only on my "super stressed out" days. After I have my little strength boost, I take a nice, hot shower or bath with my special stuff. It's super relaxing! And it's a better way of taking care of yourself than stuffing your face. :D
You're not alone, and you are more worth the effort than you will ever realize. We're always here for you!
Everything we need is within - your body is the lock, your spirit is the key.
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