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Never Go Shopping When You’re Hungry

It’s one of those things I know in my head, but something I really need to actually learn. Not to mention discipline myself to be more…resistent. You know how it is; you have to get the grocery shopping done, maybe a few other things, and because you’re shopping for food your mind somehow slips to remind you that you only had a yogurt for breakfast. Great, now you’re thinking about food blatantly, when before you were just thinking of a goal you had to meet. On top of that, your stomach has met with your mind and decided it needs a few munchies. Well, you decide you can ignore that and you proceed with your trip.

cookies

Mmmmm…cookies…

Everything is going well until you pass through the dead zone. You know what I’m talking about. it’s the area where restaurants have gotten together and created one of the greatest conspiracies known to man-the aroma web. They toss out their aroma webs, ensnaring your feet and your vehicle’s wheels but you press on. Of course you press on. You must finish.

So you stock your cart and check out, then load the tasty groceries into your car. The groceries do their thing, drawing you in as well until finally you give in and splurge a little on the way home. And it tasted so good. But did it fill you up? Probably not. And now your wallet is giving you angry nudges.

Then there’s writing. Most of you know where I’m getting at. All those things you have to get through to write! The distractions never stop! Especially if you use a computer or have children or siblings. I’m totally ignoring work and daily duties-this is assuming you have finally decided to snatch a few minutes to write. The trick is to do just that, and to do it daily.

Can anyone guess one of the goals I’ve made for myself this year? Yep, it’s time to be more disciplined. (Someone call 911, I think I’m going to pass out. Ok, ok, maybe it’s not that hard…maybe.)

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About Nathanael Scott

Nathanael Scott has been an enthusiastic reader of a variety of genres for as far back as he can remember, his favorite being science fiction. He uses writing to let loose his imagination in a way that glorifies God and benefits others. If you can’t get hold of him, he’s probably in outer space piloting a starfighter on a mission to save your life. He is the author of Though Storms May Rage, a sci-fi novel that is currently in revision.

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