Overworked overeaters spend most of their time meeting the needs of other people. This may be as parents, with their kids, or at work, helping clients, co-workers or their bosses. At the end of the day, they find themselves hungry, tired, and resentful of how everyone else comes first in their lives except themselves. This may lead them to sit in front of the television, eating large quantities of comfort foods.
Most overworked overeaters enjoy some form of regular exercise. Their problem is fitting it into with the rest of their lives. They often wait until everything else is in order before they are willing to do something for themselves, and by then they’re too tired to move. What they want most in life is a day off, but if they get one, they usually end up spending it helping others rather than getting the rest and relaxation they so desperately need.
What can be done about overworked eating?
- Learning to identify what really needs to be done, now, and what can wait.
- Learning to delegate tasks to other people.
- Learning to let go of control.
- Identifying how you neglect yourself.
- Start putting yourself first.
- Start planning times for rest and relaxation and how you might use them to give to yourself rather than everyone else.