What’s the deal? You were not hungry, but you ate nonetheless. You snacked, and it was pretty soon after dinner. You definitely weren’t hungry. What do you call this kind of eating? Well, you might say it’s a habit. You’re used to having a little something more, even after you’ve eaten a good dinner. Okay, a habit it may be. Habits take a while to get established. So you’ve probably been snacking like this after a good dinner for a while. One thing about a habit is that it has gotten to be fairly automatic. In other words, you don’t have to think about doing it, you just do it. You reach for some candy or another dessert or something salty. You feed your habit.
But what is your habit feeding. Have you ever asked yourself this? Strange talk this, “what is your habit feeding.” It’s the truth, though. Once upon a time, before your habit became a habit, you felt some things or thought some things that got you to head for the snack rack. These thoughts or feelings are what your habit is feeding.
The thoughts and feelings are probably long gone. Your habit has seen to that. Come after-dinnertime and you no longer have to have any disquieting thoughts or feelings you have to feed. You are only feeding your habit.
Pretty neat the way this works, ay?