Is this buffering?

I was having an urge this afternoon, and sat down with my feeling and experienced it. But the urge kept coming back, so I decided to get out of the house and go for a drive (and listen to a podcast). Is this buffering? I tried to experience the emotion, uncomfortable feelings kept emerging, so I went for a drive – this is something I do when I’m experiencing negative emotion, it often does make me feel better.

I was also having an urge for food when my hunger on the scale was maybe a 0 or a -1. Instead, I had a diet coke, which I allow on my protocol, but I don’t plan when I’m going to have it. I kind of have a feeling this is sort of buffering….is it?