As introverts, we find solace in the time spent with ourselves.
We can often feel 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 alone in a crowd, then simply being alone at home.
I struggled connecting the dots between the need to be “𝒐𝒏” and the subsequent self 𝒔𝒐𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 behaviors that followed (like munching on all the sweet, palatable treats). However, my need for sugar was simply to ease the discomfort of feeling depleted.
I intuitively defaulted to a 𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒗𝒊𝒗𝒂𝒍 behavior of eating to refuel an empty tank.
When you are depleted energetically, your mind and body will suffer.
The internal dialogue might get louder.
The cravings, spike.
The body, aches.
And the need for comfort is inevitable.
Instead of asking yourself “why 𝒄𝒂𝒏’𝒕 I stick to my diet or why am I 𝒏𝒐𝒕 compliant?” I’d encourage you to take a look at aspects of your life are you not refueling yourself?
Are you spending more time being “𝒐𝒏” then off?
Are you pushing 𝒑𝒂𝒔𝒕 signs to slow down?
Are you focusing your energy on others instead of yourself?
𝑯𝒐𝒏𝒐𝒓 your need to retreat.
𝑬𝒎𝒃𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒆 your desire for time alone.
Be 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒕𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 over your energy.
And remember, the behaviors you resort to, are all in efforts to work in 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 favor.