Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Over the weekend I decided to purchase my first deluxe food processor. Per my experience, over the years I have used smaller vegetable choppers to make preparations to cook the meals that I enjoy. These smaller vegetable choppers were adequate at the time, however I grew weary of having to use these choppers 2-3 times each time I wanted to cook a big meal. By the way, I cook large portions so that I have left overs to eat through out the week so that I do not have to stop to make meals. Consequently, I am able to devote more of my time to working on Second Chance to Live.
Well after 2 hard workouts at the martial arts school (cardio fitness training and then grappling), I decided to do some grocery shopping at one store and then purchase my deluxe food processor at another store. As you might imagine, after my two hard workouts and my shopping I was tired. Nevertheless, I wanted to use my new food processor when I got home to do some cooking. After lugging my groceries, a large martial arts bag and the food processor up the stairs and into my apartment I was excited to cook my lunch using my new food processor. Once I opened the box containing the food processor and began examining the contents I saw all the assorted parts that came with the food processor. In my attempt to figure out how to use the processor I felt my self becoming anxious and then frustrated.
Through my recovery process, I have come to realize that when I am hungry, tired or fatigued I am more susceptible to becoming anxious and frustrated. With my awareness I made the decision to place the food processor — with the assorted parts — back into the box.
When I noticed that my level of frustration was increasing, I made a conscious decision to use my smaller vegetable chopper to prepare my meal and wait until another day to use my new food processor. Once I was able to relax — while I cooked — I made another conscious decision. I decided to — over the next several days — read the food processor’s manual / instructions in order to slowly absorb the material — in small doses. Consequently, I made the process of learning how to use and operate my new food processor into manageable parts.
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