Friday, October 24, 2014

It's been a rough few weeks. I've had bad news, upset plans, arguments, minor disasters, car problems (you know the problem is serious when my mechanic husband allows me to attempt to help because his big hands won't fit in the space to make a temporary repair and I do it with my yoga pants clad butt in the air because I have to kneel on the engine to reach), illness, and a lack of sleep.  Today, suddenly, I feel like I can breathe again. It's a nice feeling.

The stress didn't stop, in fact, I spent this morning on the phone dealing with a PTA issue. What happened was I finally let myself stop focusing on the stress.  I got things done, I took care of problems, I dealt with my disrupted plans, but I stopped reacting to the feeling.  When I did, I felt so much better, and I was able to actually deal with the situation.

It all just goes to show us that how we decide to deal withe hings makes new realities. If I had focused on how awful the situation was, instead of calling the people I knew could help, I probably would still be stressing on it. Instead, I the situation is mostly handled, until Monday, and I can let it go.  Now, if only I could find a way to remind myself of this next time I have too much stress, I'd be set.


  1. I think one way to handle stress is to focus on the moment. What's happening right now. Take care of that task and then go to the next one. There's only two things to do, the one you are doing now and the next one in line.

  2. I try, Ila. I really, try. Sometimes it feels like all the moments are happening at once, though. That's when things really get to me.


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