Did you notice the double entendre in the title? This is deliberate in that I want to encourage you to try working on a creative project over grabbing something to eat. In addition, I am hoping with a creative distraction it will keep you from “overeating”.
Truth is my mind is in constant thoughts about food, but I love the creative process so much it’s probably one of the few times I’m not thinking about it. I have learned that when I’m working on a creative project I get lost in the project and forget about eating.
As I mentioned in previous blogs it’s not the food itself, it’s many things. One of those is the presentation of food. I tend to really appreciate something made well and plated beautifully. I guess you could say I like to “eat art”. In art I love color, textures, designs, the emotion, the message, the memory evoked, depth, sometimes aroma and scent – I like to take it all in. With food I’ve realized I respond similarly.
Over the holidays I found myself ramping up on the creative projects, not just decorating the tree but creating flower arrangements, ornaments, etc. It was an uplifting season and rolling into the new year I vowed to keep the creative momentum going.
You don’t have to “break the bank” working on projects, it can be as simple as penning a letter to someone using your most flowery cursive lettering. You could even rearrange furniture in a room. Anything that brings out that creative mindset and beautiful distraction.
I have been sharing my thoughts about my food issues for one year now. I appreciate all those who have followed along. It’s still a battle but I am still learning new things about myself and finding new sources of inspiration to stay the course.
I’ve decided to change up my blog somewhat and post shorter thoughts on my Facebook Page. The posts might not all be inspiring and at times frustrating. However, it will be my truth as someone obsessed with food and the day to day victories and struggles. You will never read that I’m giving up because I never will. Never.