What an appropriate word for this time of year. From Halloween through the New Year, it seems like we have the kinds of foods sitting around that we crave. That would be the sweet stuff.
While not bad in itself, I have found that when I crave it, I am missing out on something more. Most of the time it is sleep, water, or joy. I wish I could say that I take that knowledge and make better choice because of it, but I don’t. I most often give into my cravings.
But what if I gave in through a new way? I have been trying this for the last week. Wish I could say it has helped tremendously but, well, we’ll see after a while longer.
What I have been doing is trying to be proactive. I have gotten up and gotten my hot tea and packed a lunch for At Home Dad. After he is gone, I sit down with my hot tea and my Bible and Bible study book. I read and study for about 30 minutes. Then I go walk on the treadmill. I have managed about 40 minutes most days so far (excepting the morning the girls decided to fight and I had to cut it short). After that I shower and we get started on school.
While I haven’t found that this has cut my cravings completely out, it makes me rethink my food choices because I don’t want to completely undo whatever good my exercise might have done for me. So, my cravings are still there but I am working on that. And the exercise and extra water have been good for me. I also find, the more I study God’s word, the more I crave it. So that is perhaps the best result of all of these cravings.
What do you crave?
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