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Monday Mindshift and the Halloween Hangover

If you’re anything like me, your plans for last night may have looked like this:

And if you followed through with those plans, you may be suffering from a Halloween hangover this morning. ??

You know what I’m talking about…

Your stomach is gurgling and churning from all the candy you ate… ???

Your head hurts from crashing down from that sugar high… ??

Your teeth ache from all the sugar you ate, even though you brushed and flossed twice last night to make up for it. ??‍♀️

Fortunately for me, I did not follow through on my plans to eat all the bite-sized chocolate candies from my kids’ candy buckets as soon as we got home from trick-or-treating.

I fully intended to… especially since I’d already eaten a bunch of sweets the night before and my brain was telling me that I might as well go whole-hog and bury my face in chocolate since it was officially Halloween night.

Instead of diving head-first into my kids’ candy buckets though, as soon as we got home I walked straight to my bedroom, turned on some Netflix, and allowed myself to take a well-deserved nap.

You see, after a few years of getting more in-tune with my hunger cues, I’ve learned that I usually crave sweets and “junk food” when I’m tired and haven’t gotten enough sleep.

Sure enough, I’d been up since 8am typing-up homework assignments, doing laundry, feeding the kids, helping with a trunk-or-treat event, and finally taking my kids trick-or-treating… of course I was tired!

I was antsy and irritable on my drive home and couldn’t wait to stuff my face with milk-chocolate, but I was also onto myself and knew my craving for sweets was a misguided attempt to make myself feel better as quickly as possible.

So I promised myself that I could have all the chocolate I wanted after I relaxed for a few minutes and got out of my little funk, which resulted in a one-hour nap.

And when I woke up, I was surprised to find that my desire for cheap chocolate was completely gone.

It was almost 9pm though and I really wanted to end my night with something sweet. So I grabbed the last honey crisp apple we had and received another wonderful surprise after taking my first bite.

When your food loves you back, it’s a beautiful thing…??

And if you did wake up with a Halloween hangover this morning, well today is a new day full of new possibilities for you and your life. It’s up to you to decide how and where you want to lead it.

If you were lucky enough to avoid a Halloween hangover this year, then kudos to you friend! For years it was something that I always believed just “happened” and couldn’t be avoided.

Lots of love to you my friend!

Alexis

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