Helen Palmer (nice_cup_of_tea) wrote,
Helen Palmer

Comfort food for the mind

One of my favourite bloggers, Gretchen Rubin, recently suggested that we need to find a comfort food for our minds. When we are stressed or feeling down, instead of reaching for the biscuits / cream cake / toast and jam / entire tube of pringles (in my case), we should self soothe ourselves with a non eating activity, which will nevertheless comfort us.

I think this is a great idea (not just because I am trying to eat less and lose weight) and I think I need a list of comfort activities that I can call on when I am feeling down. When you are feeling blue, then is not the time to start thinking about what might work. I think first on the list are: staying in bed, with laptop, a few blogs to read, a few blogs to write and a nice cup of tea is the first on the list. What about you? :-)
Tags: health, weight

  • Weekend in Luzern!

    We've just had a lovely weekend in Luzern in the sun! We timed it to celebrate the halfway mark of a big work project for Alan. We stayed in a lovely…

  • Easter Weekend

    It's been a perfect long weekend, with a mixture of tasks and treats. We cleared and cleaned the flat and I went into a baking frenzy! Mr.ncot…

  • Podcasts and thoughts on caring and dying

    I think it's amazing how life nudges you to the sources that you need at a particular time in your life. I've been thinking about my Mum and dealing…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.