I’ve got so many things going on right now that it’s really hard to prioritize my health. I get stressed, then I get fast food. And I do it in secret. There’s a pile of empty french fry bags stuffed underneath my car seat. Help!
You are living the secret life of a fast food hound and experiencing the shame and guilt that come with knowing that your actions don’t reflect your best self. We ALL struggle with challenges like these, and when we don’t have a clear plan for prioritizing our time, we’re more likely to be caught unprepared and hit the drive-through. It’s mobile apps like Rescue Time for the win here. Time planning and management apps are usually free and can help you get a great start on better prioritizing and organizing your time. And you’ll be much less likely to binge on fast food when you’re planning and prepping your meals, because you won’t be caught short without a healthy food option nearby (maybe under your car seat?). Again, mobile apps such as All Recipes Dinner Spinner to the rescue, as these free apps can help with meal planning and prepping.
And I may be partial, but If you have access to GIThrive through your health benefits, this might be the way to go. The 1:1 support, personalized food library, and on-demand help from a dietitian and life-work coach can be a lifesaver.
Regardless of what app you choose, the real key here is to have a team of people who support you in your goals. Enlist family members and friends to support your quest for balance. They are your first-line sources of support, and research suggests that positive social support is associated with decreased psychological distress in those dealing with chronic digestive issues. YOU (with a little help from your friends) are all you need to live a satisfying, balanced life. To your health!
– Susan S., Ph.D., Life-Work Coach