It occurs to me, as I’m sitting in traffic, that older teens may be an under-researched factor in middle-aged weight gain.
I’m stalled out, you see. It could be just me…multiple months of being hungry on purpose takes a toll on the prefrontal cortex, I’m sure.
But there is a LOT more food laying around my house. Snack food. Quick-lunch components. Desserts, because there are two people to eat them. (B and My Sweetie, that is.) Seconds.
It is hard to manage the pack-oriented part of my brain. It is tiring to be in resist-mode all the days. Maybe half-plates will get easier in a couple of weeks.
Or I’ll find out it IS just me, brain wandering off for food instead of staying with writing.
Which discipline is harder?
2 thoughts on “Context cues”
Is the compulsion to write as innate as the compulsion to eat? I would say that self discipline is difficult no matter what the application. I’m in a position to know. 🙂
True, self-discipline is inherently challenging. Otherwise we’d all do whateveritis, and I wouldn’t crave my WiiFit gym (kokofitclub.com) the way I do. Have you read Your Brain At Work? (https://www.amazon.com/Your-Brain-Work-Strategies-Distraction/dp/0061771295)? I love that book.
But to answer the question 🙂 —
For me, they’re both innate…but the eating one shows up more frequently. Hm, maybe more accurately: the eating one shows up more frequently AND when I can act on the impulse. My head filling with words as I drive…harder to act on in the moment -!