Today’s topic is:
New Things I’ve tried Recently
Honestly, I am not a person who enjoys trying new things. I live in my comfort zone, and I love it here. It’s called a comfort zone for a reason, after all. That being said, I have been encouraged to try a few new things this year.
The first, and perhaps the most important new thing I’m doing – or doing again – is trying to incorporate more food into my diet. As I’ve said in a previous post, I’ve struggled with disordered eating for a few years now, and this year, I’m determined to make strides in my recovery. One of the steps in the process is incorporating more and new foods into my diet. Because I was advised to do so, I’ve started with a banana. It may seem like a small and simple step – and to some, it is – but to me, it’s enormous. So far, it’s going well. The thought of incorporating anything new feels like an insurmountable task, though that’s the tricky thing with eating disorders. However, I have now added a banana to my diet, though I must say, I’m not living for the taste of bananas. It’s such a mild yet mushy and unpleasant experience.
The next thing I have tried is taking time for myself. Again this is something else that may seem simple to do, but when you’ve built up a habit of using distraction techniques such as working and keeping busy, it’s hard to slow down suddenly and take time out, but It is necessary. I’m learning that I need to have some quiet time to relax and try and destress. I’m trying. It’s going all right, though I know, I could try a bit harder.
So, to try and trick myself into relaxing, I have decided to write some reviews of my favourite books and books I happen to be reading. This is another new thing I’m trying.
If I tell myself I have to sit and read this book, I’ll be taking time out to relax while creating some new content for my website at the same time. Up to now, it’s working out. I am reading more, which is one of my goals for this year, and I’m managing to nod off to sleep a little easier at night too. By the time I’ve read a chapter, my eyes are pretty heavy, so I’m not lying there coming up with a fantastic comeback to an insult someone might have thrown at me twenty years ago.
So, that’s post three. Only the rest of the year to go… I’m sure I’ll manage to hang in there…
As always, thank you for taking the time to read my words. I really do appreciate it!
Until next time,
© 2023 GLT