Do you feel like you're living your life on a hamster wheel of your thoughts and you're constantly thinking about what happened in the past and feeling bad about it, or worrying about what's gonna happen in the future and you're just on the hamster wheel of your thoughts?
You are so not alone. Basically, everyone who I support who's struggling with out-of-control eating issues have this kind of relationship with their thought patterns where their whole life is happening inside their head.
The way to get out of the out-of-control eating patterns and to get out of your head is to focus on the sensation in your body.
Focus on your five senses.
The next time you notice yourself racing on the hamster wheel, what I want you to do is to take a moment and to focus all of the mental energy that you can, that would normally be racing, and to focus it in on what you can feel inside your body right now.
Find a physical sensation to focus on.
Maybe it's your ribcage expanding. Maybe it's how your weight feels pressing down against the ground. Maybe it's the hair on the back of your neck rubbing slightly.
Whatever it is, just focus your mind on that sensation and take a couple of deep breaths. In the moment when you are about to eat in a way that feels out of control, take a moment and focus on sensation.
With time, this practice can add up to getting you out of your mind into your body, and into a place where you're actually able to make the choices that you want for your life, for your health, and for your sanity.
Focus on sensation!
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