Thursday, February 18, 2010

In lieu of snacking...

So like some people who are trying to quit smoking or any other habit they're trying to stop, I've found that in order to stop with mindless snacking I need something to do with my hands. Sure I could get on the computer and play some equally mindless game, but somehow that just doesn't cut it. It would appear that the two mindless activities are drawn to each other, ugh! Go figure.



So I do crosswords. But I am kind of a cheater and not like a hardcore crossword doer. I LOVE LOVE LOVE People magazine crosswords. Every time they come out with the special puzzle books I snatch them up and take them home to get to work on. I don't complete most of the puzzles in the book, but will work on them from time to time. Usually before I go to bed, when I'd really rather go grab something from the fridge or pantry, instead I grab my puzzles and a pen and get to work. Of course this is only mildly mindless, since I have to think about the answers often times. Somehow this occupies my mind enough that I don't feel the need to snack at all!

What about you? Do you have some special activity that you do to avoid some habit you're trying to break?

3 comments:

Christine said...

OMG!! I just start cleaning like a mad woman.

Tiffany said...

*gasp* I didn't know they made People puzzle books. Those are the only crosswords that I can actually do. LOL

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

I think you have to have a special sort of brain to do crosswords. Sadly, mine is very unspecial.

 
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