Monday, August 12, 2013
Plan for this week....Keep doing what's working.
After reviewing my stress last week, I've determined that.....
1. Most stress is over DH labs.
A. I can't change them
B. God is in control
C. Activity makes me stress less and sleep better
2. Dealing with the mail
A. No stacks sitting around
B. No stress over late payments
3. Hot baths don't work for me.
4. Brushing the dog works for both of us.
5. Mindless computer games calm me.
Positive outlook and keeping it in perspective......
Reading encouraging scripture and listening to praise songs helps me remember who has ultimate control.
Daily stress routine.....
1. computer time
2. brushing the dog.
3. keeping busy
4. reading at bedtime
5. sleep 8 hours/night
8/13 Stress high, waiting for call on DH labs
nothing working well today (brushed the dog, baked zucchini bread, can't cut grass due to rain, comp. games not holding my attention, going to read the Bible and pray), frustrated with the whole situation, why get weekly labs if they don't act on the results.
On the positive I know I have a relaxing evening with the girls from church, Movie and popcorn on the lawn (something fun).
8/14 still no results
"no news is good news, bad news travels fast" I keep repeating this. Went shopping with the neighbor (in her 70's and doesn't drive) Did 20 min dumbbell workout.
8/15 finally results
better than last week
cut grass for 2.5 hours.
8/17 Stress relief showed up in my yard this morning, a doe with her fawn. A few minutes later another doe and a 7 point buck. As we were finishing breakfast the buck and fawn wondered over to the yard right outside the window by the table and were playing. What a wonderful gift from God. Stress level dropped.
Week 3 review
1. I can't do anything about my main stressor, DH health
A-Z. God is in control. Pray. Read the scriptures posted.
2. Keep the mail organized.
3. Keep busy
4. Scooby always wants brushed!