Monday, 6 June 2011

How do you Relieve Stress?

I have been feeling very stressed lately and in the last week have been starting to get that anxious stomach feeling and stress headaches.  I don’t really know where it’s coming from.  I mean, I am busy but not any busier than usual.  I’m feeling very easily distracted, scattered, dis-organized and quite overwhelmed.
I can usually relieve some stress by reading before bed or doing some crafting or even having a nice long bath but this time it seems to be swallowing me up.  Even my usual ways haven’t helped since I end up getting distracted then get frustrated that I need to re-read several paragraphs because I wasn’t paying attention or lose count on my stitches or botch up some baking. 
What do you do to de-stress or get through a time that seems to be swallowing you up – or do you even get those feelings?  How do you get through a rough patch?
I find myself repeating something a college instructor kept repeating to us, “And this too shall pass.”
Take Care,


7 June 2011 at 09:26

I've been there lately too. this time it seemed yarn shopping helped a lot LOL. But what I sometimes do is make a list of what I have to do. Write down the tiniest things, so the list may look ginormous eg. I might write.:
- wash laundry load 1
- dry laundry load 1
fold laundry load 1 etc etc but then once I throw the first load in the washer, I can cross it off!! WOW I am so amazing I just crossed something off. While that load is washing how many more things can I cross off? I do the simpliest things first, the ones that will take a couple of minutes. Then I have the motivation and am less stressed to get bigger things done. Oh and I ask for help whenever possible.
Kids can do a lot more than we think they can. They may not fold laundry at 4, but they love putting it in the washer, or dryer!!

8 June 2011 at 12:05

I get on my motorcycle and ride until it's alllll gone.. or until I'm on reserve on the gas tank!

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