I just finished a task that I’d been putting off and thought would take a LOT longer than it did for work, so now I have a few minutes to take a little break. Hooray! Doing things! Adulting! I’d like to share the conversation that just went on in my head.
Me: Well, alrighty! Good job just getting in there and learning how to do things. That’s not so bad, right? What should I go and accomplish next?
My brain: Did you bring snacks today?
My brain: What KIND of snacks?
Me. Carrots, almonds, snap peas. Healthy ones.
My brain: Boooooring!
Me: Are you hungry?
My brain: (poking foot on the floor). Well, no, but I’m bored…
Me: So then you don’t need to eat. Find another thing.
So I’m writing. Interestingly enough, I’m getting a little bit of REAL hungry now, so it’s a good thing I brought snacks but JEEZ. It’s like there’s a 3 year old living in there sometimes.
Today is day 5 and I’ve observed a couple of other things. One, my, er, intestinal system is doing GREAT. That’s all I’ll say about that. Two, non stimulating food just doesn’t WORK as a numbing tool. Carrots are fun to crunch but I don’t think about them (read: obsess about when I’ll have more carrots) afterwards. Salmon is deeelicious and I enjoy eating it lots (and brussels sprouts…so good) but when it’s over it’s just over. I don’t CRAVE brussels sprouts. Well, OK, maybe a little but it doesn’t give me the same “hit” as ice cream does. I mean, I know all of this intellectually but it’s interesting to kind of step back and observe my own brain about it.
OK back to work. Thanks for reading!