I struggle with overeating at night time. It doesn’t come from a place of physical hunger. Rather I use food to stuff down any type of negative emotion. I’ve gotten to the point where I realize that if I am hungry, and it is after ten o’clock, I really need to evaluate whether I’m physically hungry or not. I tend to overeat when I really should be in bed.
I equate tiredness with a negative emotion.
I’m not sure why.
I was raised in a family where “doing” and being “busy” was the norm. Those biological patterns were not passed on to me through the womb, so I always felt different.
I’m a vegger. I need my empty spaces. And I’m okay with that.
However, I really need to listen to my body’s rhythms.
Especially when it comes to tiredness in the evening.
It’s okay to be tired, especially after a long day of work or in my case when I’ve been in community for an extended period of time.
I need to honor my tiredness, just like I honor my physical hunger.
Feeling tired is not a negative emotion. It’s a natural sign to slow down, and go to bed, & refresh for the morning.
Can I get an amen?