There’s this thing I do in the evenings, after I eat dinner. I think I want something sweet. You know, just to cap off the day. Or something salty. Maybe crunchy. Maybe coffee. Maybe a nightcap. Maybe a little chocolate…
Hmmm. I’m not sure what I want. I just know that I want something.
I thought food was what I wanted, but it isn’t really. I just used food to fill up the empty space. It works for a short time, because I get a dopamine hit and I keep busy for a bit. But it rarely is satisfying, really.
I decided to try consuming something other than food. A podcast, a story, an article, a song, a Pinterest search, call someone (what?!?), a rehearsal…some little bite of something more interesting than food.
You know what? That’s actually what I want. I want to consume something other than food. I want little bites of something “tasty” for my brain, or my heart or my spirit. That’s actually what Tapas for Your Soul is all about.
Figuring out what I really want, and getting THAT, is magic. Sometimes I’m a little lonely. Or a little curious, or a little creative, or to move a bit more, or a bit bored. Food doesn’t fill that need, really. It was more of a substitution habit. I’ve been short changing myself for a long time, trying to substitute a “treat” for something I was really missing. Spending the time to figure out what’s going on and getting what I want is way more fulfilling. A little taste of what I really want goes a long way.
Sure, sometimes I do really want something sweet. Fine. But then I have to pay attention while I’m consuming it so that I make sure I enjoy it.
And remember, in all things – progress, not perfection!
Love and light,
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