I am subject to three of these: clean plate syndrome, "because it's there," and boredom. The former two I can overcome (although it's hard). The third, however, is different: my boredom comes from a crappy job, not from being bored. Allow me to explain.
I have many things I enjoy doing, including not only the suggestions above but several other things, so I am never bored at home or on vacation. On the other hand, work is very tedious, there isn't enough of it, and the company I work for frowns on doing anything which isn't work-related. So my "boredom eating" doesn't happen at home, it happens at work, and I can't do a darned thing about it except not eat.
- 9/2/2012 7:57:59 AM