I have awareness signs set up in many places around my house and they seem to be working. I am more focused (on signs!) and when I see them I remember that my goal is to pay attention. I didn't think it would work or maybe secretly hoped it wouldn't work (and then I could go on a frenzy) because as it was it took me a few days to actually post the signs. I use one particular sign though I think you could use a post-it note just as easily as a sign. Something that will remind you to remember.
I took some time off late yesterday to go "stock up" on supplies -- drinking water (I'm on a well but I don't drink that water) mostly but a few food items too because we are due for another hellacious storm today that weather folk warned was to start at midnight last night though it's 4:45 am and nothing has happened so far.
I arrived home early and was sort of wondering what to do with this extra time besides (eat) watch Kirstie Alley interviewed by Oprah about how she's really going to lose her extra weight this time (with a brand new product she's encouraging us all to buy). She's a gorgeous woman with a food addiction. I hope this new product she's supporting helps her this time because watching her gain and lose and gain and lose and knowing what that's doing to her spirit has been painful to witness. Watching her helps with awareness.
I worked outside in preparation for the storm (that has not arrived yet) and put the garbage cans on the road. I talked with the cat. I spoke with a friend. I pulled weeds. Finally I came into the house, and I sat in my chair and saw the sign across the room, and thought about what I could do then. I actually said this out loud,
"I could read a book."
Then then aloud (again), "What a novel idea!"
And that made me laugh.