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Dealing With Scary Chaos

Well hello! I am glad you are here to read this blog. It seems to me that the world has gone mad and all the things we respect and rely on for help are really changing rapidly! For those of us in recovery, staying balanced and centered is sometimes difficult. So, a few suggestions from your nutty dietitian:

Limit your exposure to the news. Yes, you need to keep up with what is going on out there, but do not allow yourself to spend the whole day flipping between various news channels. Hear enough to update yourself, (they normally do the announcements at the same time every day.) and then go do something else. Select one or two news sources you trust, then go back to life.

Be careful who you talk with. Honor another’s opinion and don’t let yourself get into long discussions about varied opinions on how this should be handled.

Take quiet time for yourself.  You can read a book, write in your journal, or deepen your spiritual connection.

Use your extra time at home to do what needs to be done – do you need to clean out a closet, sort through the books you planned to give away, or give the kitchen a good cleaning? Find something useful to do with your extra time.

Or do some things you enjoy: jigsaw puzzles, art work or just doodling, crafts like knitting or crochet.

Or use this time to plan and create a change you want to make in your life.

Fear and stress suppress the immune system; don’t allow your self to get all bound up in the fear of this.

Don’t travel unless you have to; use the phone, texts, email, or Skype or Zoom.

And the food. You may need to make a trip to the grocery; plan your list so you have seven days’ food in the house. Be gentle with yourself.

You may not go off and indulge in your binge foods; but if your food plan is a bit less than perfect, that’s understandable. What’s less than perfect? Not quite enough veggies? cheese or nuts instead of yogurt? This does not include 15 oz of protein at dinner! It does not include your binge and drug foods or changes in the way you weigh and measure. Be compassionate and reasonable with yourself.

While my physical office is closed, I am working from home. We can make/have an appointment, and I will answer emails.  Please, be welcome to call or email if you have a question or problem.

May the Universe, our Higher Powers, or God, or whoever you believe in, send us love and light and healing.

Blessings to you,

Theresa

2 Responses to Dealing With Scary Chaos

  1. martha r wrigley March 22, 2020 at 4:24 pm #

    Hi my dear dietitian, I have 4 feet of too large clothes purged from my closet since Fall! Have gotten kitchen drawers and bed room drawers sorted and cleaner. Found my lost food scale and a case for my cell phone!!!! Am trying new recipes, walking 1.6 mile daily. Hope you are well. I’ll tackle getting zoom on my computer

    • H. Theresa Wright March 22, 2020 at 9:43 pm #

      Wonderful! I’m so proud of you! This is a great way to keep yourself calm and get things done, too, in this crazy scary environment.

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