As someone who could classify herself as someone with a food addiction,
Portion is one of those words that immediately transports me to measuring out, counting and closely eyeballing food items. It’s that effort that means you don’t end up eating the whole package of whatever it is you opened or decided to treat yourself too.
Eating on the sly as I am prone to do only allows for one portioning typically, the whole package. Thinking about this makes me want to expand my challenge to myself. I did a month long challenge with my sister and best friend to do a 1 minute plank every day for thirty days. Today we are starting a 30 day sit up challenge. While the sit up challenge is a healthy physical challenge I am inclined to add the challenge of only eating if I am going to sit down at the kitchen table. I do a lot of standing and snacking and eating as I work from home and chase my 3 boys during the course of the day. It means my eating would inherently become intentional and there would be no more scarfing down of candy bars, cookies or coffee beverages during a car ride that is only 10 minutes long. It adds the benefit of showing my boys that it is important to sit and eat and focus on what you consume instead of just mindlessly standing at the counter in the kitchen and snacking.
The other challenge is thinking of portion outside of the elements of food. We are all entitled to a portion of happiness, challenges, pain, frustration, joy, exasperation, peace and all the emotions in between. How we choose to focus on those emotions and react to them makes up our day.
Today’s Challenge: What emotion are you going to put your focus on? Whatever emotion it is, remember every emotion has a purpose and a function. May your day be filled with more positive emotions than negative and may that be what you remember before you fall asleep.