The needle on my emotional scale has definitely been leaning more towards “stressed” than “peaceful” lately. I hate to sound like I’m complaining (because I swear I’m not), but things have been really crazy this year and at times overwhelming. Not all of it bad, though. Actually most of it is good…great, even. But there have been moments when all I wanted to do was get into my pjs, curl up in a ball on the couch and watch reruns of Gilmore Girls while stuffing my face with chocolate. Unfortunately, just because you give stress the cold shoulder doesn’t mean it will go away. I promised myself that I wouldn’t get burned out again like I did last year so I’ve been trying to find more ways to center myself, so to speak. When I feel like I’m ready to yank my hair out, I’ll go for a walk with Bruno, grab a camera and do some personal shooting, or do something around the house – anything to get my mind of it for awhile.
But I need more ideas cuz these will only take me so far and sometimes they don’t always cut it.
So, dear readers and friends, please help this gal before I have bald patches…what do you do to de-stress?
I know this all too well…
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