Waking up this morning I was shocked to realize that I actually slept in to a reasonable hour…Or at least I thought I slept in until I realized it was daylight savings time. Whatever, I was still pleased with myself for waking up past 8…even if it was just a technicality. Small victories, folks. 😉
I’ve got to admit though that despite all of this sunlight and springy weather, I’ve actually been falling back on some of my not-that-bad-but-still-not-great vices to get me through the past few stressful weeks….
Exhibit A: Trashy Reality Television
Downloading Legally purchasing multiple seasons of The Rachel Zoe Project during a period of high-stress is wickedly dangerous territory. This picture is an accurate portrayal of my life recently between the hours of 9pm and…ahem… ∞ <—– infinity.
Exhibit B: Comforting Food
Scoff all you like but for me a piping hot mess of steel cut oats is comfort in a bowl. And during a stressful time I get weirdly fixated on eating the same thing at every meal. Instead of judging myself for this, I try to roll with my cravings and eat my oats at whatever time of day I darn well please….
I ate this as a snack somewhere between breakfast and lunch… Half bowl of oats + a mess of berries + pumpkin seeds with a poached egg and spinach on the side for protein and veggies. Worked for me…
I’ve also been enjoying more than my fair share of restaurant meals… including this delicious brunch at The Junction Eatery.
Cornbread, blackened catfish, bacon, eggs & smokey baked beans.
Chopped salad with chicken, fresh peas, cashews, avocado & apples
Not at all easy on the wallet but definitely low stress and comforting.
Exhibit C: (Discount) Shopping
I blame She Does The City for inviting me to this ridiculously adorable sale event at The Gap. I mean…25% their entire spring line? So dangerous for a bargain hunter like myself.
Liquoring us up with free pinot? Downright lethal.
They were really hocking these coloured pants…even the DJ was wearing some (hidden under his macbook…hehe). I left with a pair of cropped black jeans that weren’t part of the sale but were already marked down 50%…. Pahaha. So predictable.
Exhibit D: Old faithful…
What addictions/habits/crutches do you fall back on when you’re feeling stressed?