Day 9 – Sue: 5-5-5-5 List

This was the most fun challenge yet! I liked spending the time to actually write down non-food ways that I use to “comfort” myself.

When I was using sugar to self-medicate, I always said that I turned to sugar for EVERY emotion: happy, sad, tired, stressed, etc. Now I realize that I have developed effective ways of “self-medicating” that don’t involve food — or sugar!

5 Ways I Relax

  1. Take a long walk outside
  2. Take a nap
  3. Write my blog (
  4. Read Facebook posts
  5. Paint my nails

5 People who Comfort Me

  1. My children
  2. My husband
  3. A group of 55 women who went on a meditation retreat with me 🙂
  4. Listening to Deepak Chopra’s meditations
  5. Friends at work

5 Activities that Provide a Little Soothing

  1. Taking a bath with candles and soothing music
  2. Getting a pedicure
  3. Wandering aimlessly at Whole Foods
  4. Going ton a bike ride with my husband
  5. Going for a long walk outdoors

5 Places that are Comforting

  1. Anywhere outdoors
  2. Whole Foods
  3. My extra-long, extra deep soaking bathtub 🙂
  4. The sofa in our family room
  5. The hammock in our backyard

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