Some may not agree with this, but I have to be honest. There are times when I turn to certain foods for comfort. There, I said it. I feel like I am being politically incorrect, somehow, by talking about this.
I’m not talking about stuffing my feelings, or burying them, or other kind of avoiding or distracting tactic. I am talking about eating something, and enjoying the whole experience of it. The soothing sensation that I feel as I enjoy it.
I’ve had various foods throughout my life that would qualify; pizza, ice cream, mac and cheese, bean and cheese burrito, chocolate cake. . . .
Other things bring me comfort too. Curling up with a good book, being on a boat on water drifting in the sun, etc.
How do you feel about this idea, of feeling comfort from food, or other things. I’ve decided that I am ok with it. Sure, comfort finds me in many other ways, and then there are those times I want to find it 🙂
What comforts you, and can you be ok with it? If indulging is something, later bring a bout of beating self up, this would be something worth exploring. Finding comfort should increase a feel of “being ok in the world”.
May you find comfort and peace, and may you be at ease.