Staying Hungry and Overeating
Remember when you were an intern or at your first job? That first week, you’re so excited to go into work and meet lots of new people and you’re asking questions and being helpful. “Is there anything else you need me to do today?” You were so hungry for work and to feel important and needed. And over time, you stuff yourself day after day with a full plate of email and desk lunches and you satiate yourself with all the work you can do at once. And you go back for more on the weekends and late into the night. So much so that you’re just not hungry any more.
Is your boss force-feeding you?
Are you taking more even though you’re full?
Are you going back for seconds of work because you think that’s what you’re supposed to do?
It’s important that you know your limits and not overeat every single day. It’s crucial to you wanting to ever eat again that you can step away and give yourself time to get hungry again. Take a little walk, go on a vacation, have the weekend away from your computer, don’t check your email for a whole Sunday. Whatever it takes, find a way to not eat at the never ending work buffet every single second. Because no matter how good that cake (or new client) looks, if you’re so full that you can barely remember what it was like to be hungry, you shouldn’t go for the cake.
And when your boss makes you believe that even though you’re full, this giant piece of steak should be seen as a dessert and don’t worry because they’ll pick up the check, sometimes you just have to excuse yourself from the table and let it digest. Take a nap, go for a run, watch a movie, spend a night on a date. How are you making sure you stay hungry?
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