From memory Day 3 is much easier and yes it was!
Today we decided to not waste anything and make congee from the boiled chicken water, leftover rice from previous meals then add our daily egg and frozen vegies: “鍋蛋什菜粥”? feel free to correct me on that…
Unfortunately the egg didn’t cook as fast/much as I was hoping so its more yellow. It tasted surprisingly good. Congee is such a nice comfort food 🙂
I’ve been learning a bit about self-control and temptation. So many times during the day I’ve inadvertently thought about having some ice-cream from the fridge, chocolate that’s in the pantry, or a nice cup of tea. The way I’ve been dealing with it is that:
- I’ve been learning to ‘bounce’ my thoughts off to other things and not dwell on it
- Distract myself by watching a drama, doing some work, listening to music, washing up etc.
- Tackle that hunger by say, replacing with something else: eating my apple if it is near morning/afternoon tea time (which is much healthier anyways and actually satisfying)
Which I suppose can all be applied to sin as well. We can ‘bounce’ our thoughts on tempting things, or putting myself out of the situation by doing something else, and trying to address my need in an actual satisfying and fulfilling way by prayer.
Hmm feel hunger pangs coming on, will sleep soon to avoid it! Thanks for the support so far from everyone – much appreciated and helps me to keep persevering!