I have come to realise that on a daily basis I wake up with the best of intentions, telling myself I wont eat crap, I will exercise, I will get my work done, I will go to bed early and from waking up until 5pm I am perfect. Then 5pm rolls in and I feel exhausted, hangry, thirsty, sore…and I pour the wine, eat way too much food and end up on my phone late looking at social media, responding to emails for work, organising things for the kids. I could have done all of this if I hadn’t been eating and drinking constantly between 5 and 7pm! I can see I am doing this, but I cant seem to stop it for any length of time. How do I change this habit, it seems especially hard because it is an end of day habit and I am tired so my energy is low in terms of managing desire.
How can you manage your day so you are not exhausted, hangry, thirsty and what sounds like very depleted by 5pm?
It sounds to me that you are resisting all day long…not eating proper meals? Running an internal dialogue of resistance, diet, not gooe enough all day. This is exhausting. It limits the mental capacity you have at the end of the day to make decisions that align with what you really want.
Plan your days ahead of time, manage energy and then if you are still exhausted come 5pm (as we all are some days) be prepared to feel exhausted and eat your planned dinner, go to bed early and do as you told yourself you would do. You have got this xx