Grazing (eating) as procrastination
Frankie's post in my "struggling to stay focused" thread reminded me of something I realized a while back: Much of the nibbling (or worse) that I do all day is a form of procrastination. I need to do __________ (whatever), but first I'll drift over to the pantry and grab a few almonds. Or I'll start on a task, and then drop it and open the fridge. Sometimes I catch myself and close the fridge again, but I can see that I need to do a lot more "catching" and a lot less eating.
I remember a musician friend telling me that when he hit a difficult spot in his songwriting, he would find himself away from the piano bench and in the kitchen, jar of peanut butter in hand. I do something similar with my writing. When the words are flowing, I'm right there with them. When they come to a screeching halt, I feel compelled to go to the kitchen.
Because I don't eat junk food or sweets, this grazing hasn't resulted in a significant weight gain. But that could change, and in any case it's not a good idea for several reasons.
Gotta knock it off. The question is, how?