Does expressing yourself stop you eating more?
What I hear you say, how can expressing yourself stop me eating more ice cream, chocolate, food? How can that be, whatever, yeah right.
But it's true, Ive realised over the past few days, when I'm choosing to express myself, for me that's through art, other it may be writing, music, singing, gardening etc, whatever is your thing. I have found that I don't eat as much.
Because I feel more full.
I feel more full of myself, I'm letting what is inside me out, and not hiding from the world, not judging myself, and not trying to fill myself up with anything else because I feel empty inside.
Have you ever done that, held back something that is there naturally to express, it feels crap! It makes you feel crap.
All I ever wanted to do from being a little girl was make art, so of course it part of my natural expression, and to stop that, battle it up, put a cork in it, not do it, hold back in any way shape or form is going to make me feel uneasy, agitated, not myself, empty, looking outside for things to 'full-fill' me. But I'll never find it there. It's when I choose to express myself, and there is such joy in that, and me making art, that I feel more vibrant, full of energy, full of myself, and I don't need at much food, or look for things as a reward, comfort or reward etc. Because I am elating what is naturally inside of me out, what I love, my amazing qualities, me, and there is nothing more filling than that!