I must be stupid or something, because I decided to challenge myself and major in something that I have absolutely no talent for. Psychology is easy. I get it and I love it. Computer science, not so much.
Invariably, I find myself sitting on a couch, letting Ed stuff food into my mouth while my head pounds from exasperation.
Me: I can't do this!
Ed: You're just stressed. You need to calm down.
Me: You're right.
Ed: Why don't you eat a salad?
Me: But I'm saving that for dinner.
Ed: Eat it now and skip dinner. It doesn't make a difference.
Me: But I'm full.
Ed: It'll calm your nerves. And once you're done eating you can go back to working. It'll all make sense after 20 minutes.
Me: No, I don't think I want to do that.
Ed: You're right, a salad isn't going to work. What you need is a brownie. I've got some money for you.
Me: That's my money.
Ed: What's money anyway? Go buy yourself a nice delicious brownie. It'll get you off the couch and give you a break.
Me: Well... ok.
I need to find a way to break this. Today I used the skill of telling myself that I was full and that there was no use in bingeing more even though I'd already gone over my calorie limit.
What do others do to assuage binge urges related to schoolwork?
I called the counseling office and apparently I need to talk to my old therapist before I can even think about getting a new one. Which means I might be on my own for a few weeks, as she's not being very proactive about returning my calls.