This has been on my mind for a while, but I've almost been somewhat scared to write it.
When something tragic happens in your life...a breakup, a death, job loss..whatever it may be, you're going to go through a hard time.
The way you process this event can be very different, and people handle things differently as well.
So....this year I am processing my mothers sudden and tragic death. But whatever you're going through, it still totally applies to you.
I'm a dietitian...personal trainer...yogi...but even being all those healthy things, I needed additional help.
I started to drink a glass of wine, wherever I would get stressed out. Id have one at lunch, or at night when I would come home from work. Im here to tell you that is not ok. Even if its one, especially on a daily basis, its not ok. I was numbing myself.
I didn't realize this until I started to have some stomach issues (probably from the stress) and I really had to buckle down and get rid of this habit. As soon as I stopped, I started to cry on a daily basis, which I actually felt great about because I knew I was moving forward.
I could not believe the effect it had on me. Im not saying you're never going to see me with a glass of wine, but I will not repeat the same behavior.
Take a step back and look at your habits- are you overeating, working out too much, smoking....are you doing something to numb yourself?
My point here is- if you are going through a hard time, and dealing with it by using an unhealthy crutch- make the intention to stop. Go workout, talk to a friend, talk to a therapist....but stop relying on an outside source to make you feel better. Numbing your body with whatever does not make the problem better. Your body and mind need to process your emotions.