Despite a relaxing, fun, and delicious weekend (or maybe because of?), Monday has been exceptionally rough. Whenever things get like this, especially during my birthday week, I am tempted to wallow, and to treat myself with things that aren’t good for me. For example, I went to J. Crew on my lunch break, hoping to help things by spending money and buying clothes I don’t need. Luckily, nothing quite worked in the fitting room (though that REALLY didn’t help), and I walked out without making a dent in my wallet. However, I did buy chips and guac at Chipotle on the way back to the office and devoured most of the bag though I’d already eaten a salad for lunch earlier. Now I have a stomach ache and profound guilt.
Do any of you have this problem? When things don’t turn out as hoped, or are just particularly crappy, do you turn to shopping or ice cream or other things that are “bad” for you to make you feel better? I’m thinking that kicking back with a book and the pup and the fiance will help the situation a great deal, but what to do when those options aren’t available? I’m interested in your tips!