Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Ever had writer's block? Do you have a creative pursuit that you love
but you can't seem to "keep the flow?" Ever wonder what your food has
to do with creative and emotional stuckness?
Now is the perfect time to test this. Halloween is coming up so you
will have undoubtedly have access to crappy candy and you can sort of
take a reading of how clear you feel afterwards. Can you think? Are you
buzzing, aching, craving or just fine?
Some people can get away with eating junk food without immediate
physical effects like a stomach ache or clear loss of mental clarity--
but it ALWAYS manifests eventually. For those of us who experience
physical pain from eating junk food, we are the lucky ones. Pain is
But for people who digest most things easily, it's really like the
frog getting slowly boiled alive. In tiny incremental steps, they lose
their vitality and clarity, they wake up tired, drink more coffee,
experience a diminished libido or creative motivation.
The only way to really feel the contrast is for them to do a cleanse or something similar.
But whichever kind of person you are (sensitive to junk food or not
sensitive) you can try this little experiment. Just notice your level of
mental acuity and ability to tap into your creative flow after eating
junk food. You don't need to go out of your way to eat junk food, the
opportunity will present itself sometime soon during the season between
Halloween and New Years.
For creative, tuned-in people, the loss of mental acuity and
creativity can be even more motivating than physical pain. You have to
make the connection between the unconscious action and the consequences
of your choices. Making that connection simply makes you less drawn to
things that suck. It's that simple. You just have to do the sleuthing
and then be brave enough to stick around to feel the things that suck.
Use these holidays with their crazy foods as a research tool. When
you tune into your body and eat junk food, you can get invaluable,
life-long motivating insights. You just have to stay awake and
deliberate amidst the sugar fog and junk food traditions.
Trick or treat!
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