As I write this I am feeling anxious about making good career choices under a time constraint, work unrelated to my position is being thrown on me, I'm struggling to make ends meet, and I could really go for a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich. Not only will this sandwich set me back a ton of calories, it will also set me back a couple bucks. But it would be delicious.
I recently bought a container of whole grain oatmeal to keep at work for times like this, which I will begrudgingly make for myself in a few minutes. As I am eating the oatmeal, I will undoubtedly be thinking about how delicious that bacon, egg and cheese would be. I will also be thinking that I am taking one step closer to health each time I don't give in to my emotions.
Allowing myself to eat emotions? ❌
Better than eating a bacon, egg and cheese? ✔️