I have added some content to the In the Moment – Mindful Eating app! Based on user feedback these new choice options will help users work through eating challenges in the moment even better. Here is a sneak peak at some of the new content.
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This one was a surprise! A co-worker said her husband heard the app discussed on the WTMJ morning news show. (Click the link to check it out.)
On Monday, a nice article in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel talked about the phone app I developed. I thought the writer, Lori Nickel, did a nice job of understanding my passion and translating it into a very readable format. (Just click the link to read it.)
I can see myself doing it. I’m procrastinating again! I have a work project I had intended to work on today, but I keep getting up from my desk. “Just a little snack . . . a couple of nuts . . . then back to work.”
Who am I fooling?! I’m just not going to finish this project right now, so I may as well do something else. I am a disciplined person. I like setting deadlines for myself, planning out my work, keeping on target. So why would I advocate just quitting for now?
The simple answer is that I AM quitting right now. I can either embrace it, OWN it, lose the guilt, and do something else (productive or just plain recreational), OR I can keep pretending I’m working on my project and keep drifting into the kitchen for that little “something” to give the illusion of taking a needed break.
I’m not hungry! I don’t need to eat, so why do I do this, as so many of us do? I think it is because eating in small little spurts like that is “really not much of a break” and “It’s not like I’m sprawled out on the couch watching soap operas or anything!” In short, I am justifying.
When I hear myself doing this, I laugh. It really is ridiculous, don’t you agree? We are the masters of fooling ourselves, especially when it comes to eating.
I can usually spot this pattern quickly, now that I recognize it for what it is. This has taken lots and LOTS of practice. I now find that admitting to what I’m doing is the beginning of the way out of the habit. Then I can decide if it is realistic to expect myself to buckle down and do my project now, or lose the guilt and do something else.
Sometimes just stepping away, even when a deadline is looming, allows my head to clear. Then, magically, creative thoughts start flowing and I’m engrossed in my endeavor – and loving it!
To be able to say, “Yes, I am procrastinating, and while I’m at it, I intend to do an incredible job of it!” eliminates the guilt surrounding it. A psychologist friend recently told me that guilt is an emotion that has absolutely no positive side to it. I believe it usually just drives procrastinators into deeper pits of paralysis, which leads many of us to munch on food we don’t really need or want.
How many unnecessary calories do you think you consume while procrastinating? Hundreds? Thousands? It’s hard to really know, because procrastination is often so mindless.
My phone app (In the Moment – Mindful Eating) addresses this issue, so it may help the procrastinator in you to be more self-compassionate during these times. Here is a screen shot that gives a glimpse.
Ahhh, now I feel better. This post is a perfect example of productive procrastination. Now I think I can go back to work on my project – refreshed.
Attention iPhone users! It seems that the latest iOS operating systems updates have caused a glitch for the app In the Moment – Mindful Eating. It is likely that if your app works, you have not yet performed these updates.
We are working on it, and it should be fixed soon, and more! There will be a couple of upgrades added at the same time. Please be patient in the meantime, as anyone looking at the app for the first time will think the app doesn’t do much – because in its broken form it doesn’t! Watch for updates here or on the Facebook Page. It should be fixed by the first week of January.
Attention Android Users! The app is now available for your mobile devices. For a limited time, you can download the app without a fee. Visit the Facebook page for the link and download instructions.