Monday, August 23, 2010

Stressed Out

I wish I was one of those people that handles all situations calm, cool, collected, and with a sense of humour. But sadly I am not. I get stressed very easily. I always plan to start the day out happy, but I always let something get to me and I get stressed, whether it is my job, finances or infertility. It probably doesn't help that I don't get enough sleep. But I also thing a big part of it is that I rarely allow myself to just relax. I am always doing something. I think I need to make a point of relaxing.

Some things I plan on allowing myself to do more often: having a bath, reading, using my footbath, going to monthly massage therapy again (I wish it was daily), getting a pedicure every now and then, and I have even thought about going to get acupuncture!

Something I tried today was "turning my frown upside down". Today Eric did something that he thought was funny, but I didn't, and I just got upset. But then I decided I would laugh about it. It was amazing how much better I felt. My fake laughter turned into real laughter. Instead of being annoyed at my husband, I adored him! I am definitely going to try to do that more often!

What do you do to de-stress?


Anonymous said...

i cry. read a book. take a relaxing soak in the tub... but i really understand the stressed out thing. it seems i often am as well.

Anonymous said...

i often forget to do this but i try to pick one Bible verse for the day (...week, life motto...whatever), just one simple verse and have it in my mind for when i encounter hard situations...then when i am tempted to re-hash all the problems in life that won't get solved in that moment anyway...i instead say or sing that verse over and over again in my is a much more truthful and therefore edifying way of thinking! thank you for the reminder!! happy relaxing!!!

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