Which would be had as she actually keeps two blogs, but really they are both good and you should be reading both of them!
Now with that said, the other day I read this and thought that has been me lately.
Anyway, I'm sort of trapped at home during the day. And while I could look at it as being "safe in my cozy home" and all that, sometimes, like on a Friday afternoon, it feels like prison. I just want the doors to open so I can run to freedom without looking back.
The next best thing is to have a snack.
That has been me a lot lately! A whole lot lately actually. More than I care to admit, but yet, the scale is steadily climbing upward and I don't necessarily appreciate it. I do blame a lot of it on this thing called stress eating (which I do not believe I have struggles with prior to recently but since I didn't know it even existed until recently, I could be wrong!)
Anyway, I also read a bit more from Mel:
I have noticed that if I clean instead of having a snack, the uncluttered floors and shining kitchen counters soothe me more than a sugar-free pudding. At least the satisfaction lasts longer.And today, I had about an hour to spare. I was waiting for my aunt to come pick up my two daughters and my son was sleeping. And so I plopped down at the computer and promptly whipped out a bag of tortilla chips. Mostly because I thought well, I only have an hour and all the things I need to do require more time so I'll just sit and do a whole lot of nothing! And so I did this for about five minutes when I decided to STOP. Just like that. I put away the chips, walked away from the computer and then did the dishes, cleaned the table off, swept the floor, put some other things away, cuddle with babyboy when he woke up, vaccuumed the floor, doled out snacks, put some things in the car so when it was time for me to leave, I'd only need to gather up the son and myself and go, and then the doorbell rang and my aunt was here.
And I thought, holy cow! I did a lot in an hour, and my house looked much much better all picked up like that. And it was better than sitting on the computer and eating chips.
And my motivation didn't end there ... oh no, then babyboy and I went to the new house and opened up quite a few boxes. And we put away almost all the things we opened up. Wonderful! The grand plan is to completely move into the house next weekend. So I am trying to pack up what's left here while unpacking things there so it's kind of put in place when we do move.
So thanks Mel, for the advice and the tip. My children and husband thank you as well ;-)