Friday, October 26, 2012

Alternate Behaviors

This week the study is about choosing alternate behaviors to thinking about food, binging, and purging.
Blogger won't let me post a poll of all of them, so I'm just going to make a list.
Which ones do you use?
Would you add any?
Actually, for me, I can click and unclick any of those. Does it work for you?

Going to a free concert
Wearing something that feels good
Being in the country
Taking a bath
Doing some craft
Making presents for friends
Learning a language
Going to a cafe
Being with friends
Taking an afternoon nap
Listening to music
People watching
Having a cold drink
Going for a drive
Looking through magazines
Doing a crossword
Getting a haircut
Playing cards
Going camping
Watching TV
Playing a game
Sitting doing nothing
Planning a vacation
Sitting and thinking
Riding your bicycle
Staying at home
Going to a play
Window shopping
Drinking a glass of water with lime
Going to an art gallery
Taking a course for pleasure
Rearranging your room
Going to the park
Calling a friend
Giving gifts
Going to a movie
Going hiking
Listening to the radio
Inviting friends over
Tidying your wardrobe
Buying a gift for someone
Sleeping in late
Walking the dog
Going to a restaurant
Going sailing
Surfing the web
Giving a party
Kicking leaves
Redecorating your house
Sitting in the sun (with sunblock)
Planning something good for the future
Taking a shower
Restoring antiques
Building something
Completing a task
Playing a musical instrument
Having your hair brushed
Walking barefoot
Going to the library
Asking for a hug
Going to garage or yard sales
Cleaning your shoes
Bike riding
Eating dinner by candlelight
Going to a spa
Watching sports
Going away for a weekend
Having dinner cooked for you
Doing things with your children
Doing things without your children
Taking a hot shower
Looking at beautiful scenery
Listening to the radio
Playing sports
Shopping for clothes
Window shopping
Watching movies
Exercising in moderation
Looking at interesting buildings
Tracking down an old friend
Having someone seek you out for company
Reading the Bible
Getting a massage
Introducing yourself to someone new
Being with other women or men
Making somebody happy
Reading a children�s book
Having someone pray for you
Having people ask your advice
Talking with people who like you
Happy people
Watching other people
Winning a bet
Peace and quiet
Being in a church
Enjoying someone smiling at you
Being attracted to someone
Being alone
Having a clean house
Receiving a gift
Keeping a diary
Meeting friends for an outing
Having a cup of tea
Going to the museum


  1. Thanks for putting this out here, it is super useful :) the only thing that ever comes to my mind is cleaning and re-arranging stuff, so my room looks completely different all the time :P

  2. I clean, organize, read, go to parks, write, surf the web, hang with people who've already eaten (lol), swim, oh my... the list goes on forever! :) Haha

  3. it makes sense to think about that when u feel good. but honestly i feel like crap now and none of those things sounded interesting at all. how do u make it work for u?

    1. Yeah, I've been in that state of mind where I just don't feel like doing anything except binging and purging because I'm so depressed. I don't know- I've never been able to get myself out of those without a slip. But right now when I'm in a more healthy frame of mind I would say just make yourself do it even if you don't want to. That's what my guardian angel might tell me if I had one.


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