Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Psychopath Chocolate*

Sometimes, chocolate is all that stands between me and a certain insanity.

Do you ever feel like a bundle of bumble bees is buzzing in your belly? Or like your chest has a very large mammal camped out on it? A heaving hippopotamus of doom? Is your brain a whir of warring whispers?

Two words: Social Anxiety

The chocolate is merely a distraction. And it's off limits right now as I am STILL trying to shed those last ten freakishly stubborn pounds. So I need a new distraction and it will probably be cleaning.

Folks, I like cleaning almost as much as I like beets, which is to say not at all. Desperate times call for desperate measures. How do you distract yourself?

*Title just for you, b.

11 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I definitely watch TV.

andrea said...

Avoidance. I'm feeling that hippo right now, and my neck all the way down to my shoulder blades is cramped....yep, it must be that I'm in charge of Appreciation night at school! Not only am I in charge of something, but hubs is gone so my oldest is babysitting the littles tonight (another stress inducer because she's the worst sitter in history).

Kimberly said...

It is perhaps ironic that the reason I handed out copious amounts of chocolate last week was as a means of dealing with my social anxiety. Focus on the chocolate, not me...

Yup. I have issues.

Nervous fidgeting is also helpful. This is why I wear jewelry.

Mrs. Organic said...

Kim - your chocolate is sitting in my cupboard calling my name, and after this 10 lbs is history I will sit and eat all of it in one go. (or maybe I will nibble at it for the next 4 weeks)

Heffalump said...

Ice cream...

M-Cat said...

I have an elephant sitting on my chest right now. Best relief? I am reaching for my bottle of littl yellow pills.

Loralee and the gang... said...

Used to be I'd get involved in a big home-improvement project. But that's for some big issues, as you can imagine. Lately, I've been going the watch TV route. Soon as I can, though, I will be out in the garden. Fresh air and beautiful plants and fruits and veggies, that's the best distraction!

Tebbs Family said...

Reading out on my deck in the sun (cuz the chocolate melts out there... except right now of course because there's snow!)

radioactive girl said...

knitting works for me

kado! said...

just like you, chores. That keeps my hands busy and off of food!

Omgirl said...

Cleaning is the best cure for me, for sure. It's something I actually enjoy, but only if I can work in peace. if I have kids around to delay me 100 times, I can't get into it. But when I've got a bee in my bonnet, I really get into it, scrubbing and cleaning things I never get to, like cupboards and baseboards. It feels so good to clean when I'm mad or frustrated! It makes me feel like I'm creating order out of chaos, even if it is just in one corner of my kitchen. It seems to carry over into my whole life.

(But treats are a good runner up, for sure!)