Exploring buffering

Yesterday and today I have been trying to be aware of the thoughts and feelings that precede me buffering. I believe I am thinking “I deserve to be comforted because I’m bored”, and also the thought “food is my friend” popped into my head rather organically. What is the next step? Sitting with these thoughts and feelings? How can I do that when I am on the go?

Also, these thoughts are clearly from my childhood, I’ve had issues with food for a very long time. Is that common? It feels abnormal and a bit disappointing that I’ve been having the same unproductive thoughts for 30 years! Thanks so much.