Stress Blog (no need to read)
Monday, August 05, 2013
I joined the SparkPeople Official Stress Busting Challenge.
Part of the challenge is to Blog about it.
Stress is bad for absolutely everyone, but with my MS, I have to be extra careful. When my stress level is bad enough, I start losing my balance and bouncing off walls. If it keeps going, I can trigger an MS relapse.
Sounds easy enough. Keep stress under wraps. Sometimes I do that so well, that I bury it and it comes out as sleep problems or nightmares.
I get so mad at myself. What exactly do I have to be stressed about, really?
I'm married to my BFF of 30 years. We have 3 great older kids. One grandson. All our parents are alive & kicking. Have a great relationship with my Baby Sis.
It sounds so simple on paper.
But I let little things get to me fairly easily. I have to stop that.
Bigger things like planning my daughter's wedding and dealing with the new in-laws will just have to be taken step by step.
(A wealthy relative that I never met dying and leaving me lots of $, would sure help things.)
But for now, My Goals:
~ Keep buying/ paying for things every payday for the wedding to stretch it out. Keep checking things off checklist. It's going to happen, whether I'm ready or not.
~ Just decorate this Christmas. No gifts. People will have to understand with the wedding just 3 days after Christmas.
~ Either figure out how to pay for going to Mississippi for the new in-law's party or figure out how to back out very nicely within the next couple of days.
~ Know that Cliff will eventually lean to fall asleep...
~ Keep working on the clutter in the house. It does help my stress levels.
~ Put the whole Kohl's debacle behind me and decide if I'm going to try for another part time job or not. Weigh the pros & cons.
~ Keep trying to get enough sleep. When I'm fatigued, just about anything stresses me out.
~ Keep in contact with people. Get out of the house.
AND NUMBER ONE, REMEMBER BABY'S SIS'S SAYING...
"Stress = Fat"
AND NUMBER TWO, ALWAYS REPEAT MY PERSONAL MOTTO TO MYSELF...
"Stress is NOT the Situation. It is how one PERCEIVES the situation."