Eating out too much
When I have good routines established, I feel like I am on top of the world. However, when the mad rush at the end of semester two comes around, my cooking and shopping routines fall apart.
I normally do 2-3 shops during the week to get what I need and maybe a few quick grab and goes for some bits and bobs or when I’m feeling snacky. However, when I get a few too many assignments, tests or studying sessions added to my load, my fridge and my pantry turn into a mess. When I find myself staying at university well into the night I can sometimes miss shop closing hours and even if I make it, by the time I arrive home I have no desire to cook. These are a few key things that lead me to eat out more;
- Missing grocery opening and closing times during the week and weekends
- Getting home late and tired
- Getting behind on my washing up
- Feeling too lazy and tired to wash up
- Losing my creative drive to cook new and exciting food
After all the consequences of being unorganised and busy accumulate, I end up eating out more and getting takeaway. Instead of doing this once a month I can end up doing it 3-4 times a week. It costs me money, my health, and my organisation. Whilst it’s not the end of the world, keeping a better schedule during my exam period and making a commitment to buying and cooking as much fresh food as I can is something I would like to get better at and return to when holidays begin.