When I was hit by an unexpected ice cream craving, this was a good opportunity to practice a strategy in the Emotional Awareness Toolkit to explore what my Ice cream Craving revealed, about what my body really wants at such a time.
The Mind-Body Re-Connection
Subjective Experience & Self Coaching Application
What I was craving or needing ? to was the cold, refreshing, liquid sensation sweetness and change/lightening up or reward
The image and association was with relaxing, summer break treat and reward at the end of a long period of work
It has begun to occur to me much quicker these days to allow myself time to pause for thought, and rather to than dwell on what doubts about resolve, the focus is on the craving itself and unpacking it.
Questions to further unpack the craving
Q. What other sweet foods are a real treat?
Q. What else do I feel is cold or cooling when consumed?
Q. Are there other foods I like that is high in water (wet) and refreshing?
What other things are associated with relaxing, summer break treat
Come to think of it, not a drop of water or liquid had passed my lips for the day. I can see now how many times I have simply misinterpreted the messages my body has been trying to send me as I have been out of touch. I Feel the more I give my body what it needs the clearer it speaks to me.
Why not try the Emotional Self Awareness technique today and start seeing results as you begin to understand your Cravings and Body Language.
Healthy Eating Mission accomplished another small win Yey! It all helps