stress

(De)Stressing…

on March 10, 2008

In addition to my various ramblings on this blog, I also belong to a group blog with four other writers. You can find a link to Yo Ho, A Writer’s Life For Me at the top of this page. Monday is my regular day over there and last week, in a fit of stress, I wrote a long, meandering blog about NOT being a writer. Well, not right now at least. With several days to recover from the temporary insanity that prompted the ravings, I deleted it last night and went another route. You see, the stress had gotten to me.

I’m a very laid back person – usually. But I’m only human so I have my moments. Take last night for instance. Could not sleep which means I’m now sleepwalking through my day. Turns out buying a house is stressful even in the early stages. It’s mostly about money, but location is giving me a headache as well. Most of the places for which I qualify are not in the best parts of town. And that often translates into not the best schools either. Damn the wealthy people for taking all the good stuff.

This too shall pass and I’ll return to my senses. I just hope it’s before I fall right off the edge.

What stresses you out and what to you do to get a handle on it? Since happy pills and alcohol are not an option, I’m looking for more natural remedies. *g* Any tidbits on meditation?

(De)Stressing…

on March 10, 2008

In addition to my various ramblings on this blog, I also belong to a group blog with four other writers. You can find a link to Yo Ho, A Writer’s Life For Me at the top of this page. Monday is my regular day over there and last week, in a fit of stress, I wrote a long, meandering blog about NOT being a writer. Well, not right now at least. With several days to recover from the temporary insanity that prompted the ravings, I deleted it last night and went another route. You see, the stress had gotten to me.

I’m a very laid back person – usually. But I’m only human so I have my moments. Take last night for instance. Could not sleep which means I’m now sleepwalking through my day. Turns out buying a house is stressful even in the early stages. It’s mostly about money, but location is giving me a headache as well. Most of the places for which I qualify are not in the best parts of town. And that often translates into not the best schools either. Damn the wealthy people for taking all the good stuff.

This too shall pass and I’ll return to my senses. I just hope it’s before I fall right off the edge.

What stresses you out and what to you do to get a handle on it? Since happy pills and alcohol are not an option, I’m looking for more natural remedies. *g* Any tidbits on meditation?

Take a Load Off…

on December 19, 2007

So I’m stressed. And I’m sure I’m not the only one. At this moment I have a tree standing in my living room that is totally bare. Christmas *stuff* spread out on the floor, presents thrown in a corner, and dishes in my sink. I NEVER leave dishes in my sink. That one hurts.

I’ve yet to get my cards out. They have been signed and the return addresses are done, now I just need to stick on the labels. And yes, I’m using labels. My sister threw a fit and said it’s not personal that way but damn it, I signed the inside!

When I left the house this morning I was a wreck. Still suffering the remnants of a stomach bug and fighting off anxiety attacks. But somehow the day has gotten better. I’m starting to feel a little bit better. I have three evenings in which to get things done before heading out of town and I think I might actually pull this off.

How about you? Are you having panic attacks right along with me or are you sailing through calm as can be? And if you’re one of those people who has been ready for Christmas since August – just pass this one on by. I can’t chance being sucked back into the fog.

Here’s your chance to vent. Get it all out right here and leave it behind. If you’re like me you still have laundry, packing, shopping, wrapping, planning, driving, cooking, decorating, and coloring your hair to do. Well, you might not have to color your hair but I bet there’s the other stuff. Bitch, moan, cry, wail and curse. We’ll all feel better for having gotten it out.