I think we’ve all been there… repeated trips to the kitchen to procrastinate a project, grabbing whatever snack is available because we’re too busy to eat a full meal, or any variation of the two extremes.
As solopreneurs and business owners, we deal with a lot of extra stress.
Not only are we doing the client work or creating a product, but we’re also in charge of figuring out taxes, business laws, branding, and so much more. And of course that’s not all; we still have family and friends, hobbies and our health to juggle.
Despite a fully balanced life being a myth, if we neglect one area for too long it can start wreaking havoc elsewhere in our lives. For many of us, it ends up being our health that takes a backseat to work. But when we allow this to go on for too long, our health starts to creep up in unpleasant ways.
Today’s post is from Samantha Russell, an Eating Psychology coach. We’ve heard from Samantha on the blog before when she tackled how being mindful can help your business.
She’s sharing why so many of us resort to snacking throughout the day, what we can do to stop, and how this shift will benefit our health and our businesses.
Do you ever feel like your eating is out of control?
Like you snack too much, choose foods you know don’t work for you, or eat way past “comfortably full” at meals – especially since you took the leap and started your own online business or began working from home?
You might have become dependent on food to get through your day as an online entrepreneur.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with snacking or enjoying your food. But when your eating feels out of control, your food choices are stressing you out, or you’re eating foods that aren’t good for you, you’re going to struggle with:
- Low mood or mood swings
- Brain fog
- Less energy
- Weight gain
- Lack of creativity
- Drained motivation
- Decreased self-confidence
All of which are obviously going to negatively impact how you’re able to run your online business.
Unwanted eating can feel so frustrating
At some point on this unwanted eating journey, you’ve definitely wondered “Why do I do this to myself?”
Repeatedly, you tell yourself that you’ll only snack on veggies and hummus and that you’re not going to buy Oreo’s anymore because they give you indigestion.
But, by the end of the day, treat foods feel like all the support you’ve got to get through those tough lady-boss moments.
You’re so driven and accomplished in so many ways, so why is this food thing impossible for you to control?