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Breathe


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

There's simply TOO much going on in my life right now and I suddently noticed today how stressed and tense I was today.

... Shoulders up under my ears and shallow breathing and a really hectic intense mind chatter...

I've been working 14-hour days this week - not good.
I REALLY need to stop and smell the roses and breathe! I need to sleep too.

Tomorrow I'm going to practice my yoga a bit and do some breathing exercises whenever I remember to. I'll also walk to work, which is a rare luxury, as I'm spending the day visiting collegues off-campus & close to where I live. I might even be crazy enough to go for a run after work.

And while it's important to visit off-campus tomorrow and I need to spend time there I feel torn since I feel I OUGHT to finish packing up at my office too. I'm in the middle of thowing away and packing up lots of stuff as I'm re-locating and will move early next week, I think the movers come on Tuesday and the clock is ticking.

I'm not changing job, just location. Somehow it would have been easier to pack up if I was off to do something else - something entirely new.

I hope YOU are doing well, I'm hanging in here feeling the after-math of my cold and still not back to my normal workout routine due to the 14-hour days and the craziness.

This weekend I'm going on a trip with the choir I sing with. This should be exciting, but makes it even more important to finish packing up at the office before I leave for the weekend. Ahhh stress and frustrations. Breathe. Just breathe.

I'll bring my running shoes.
Singing helps too! And sleep. And breathing.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KAROLINELIEN 10/9/2010 3:40AM

    Hang in there! Hope things are better and less stressful now. Sleep is so important! :-)

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 10/8/2010 8:56AM

    My daughter tries to subscribe to sing like no one is listening, dance like no one is watching. It seems to help.

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_RAMONA 10/4/2010 7:55PM

    Singing DOES help! :)

Prayers for peace and rest for you, dear Marit!

{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}
Ramona

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ANEPANALIPTI 10/3/2010 3:32AM

    HUGS FROM ME GIRLY!!!

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CJROMB 9/28/2010 7:04PM

    14 hours a day? That's all? Pffft. Haha. Just kidding of course. I hope you've breathed since you wrote this post. That was the 22nd, so you'd be a righteous nasty blue/purple by now if you haven't!

Thank you for your completely spot on perfect comment on my blog, too. I loved, loved, loved that poem.

Now, as for you...do you WANT to do something new? Being brave is a bargain....what would it be?

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JESPAH 9/24/2010 7:49AM

    Maybe set a timer (in your head -- I don't mean actually setting an egg timer or anything). One hour for purging/packing. One hour for something else, etc. See how much you can get accomplished and stop in the middle of whatever it is you're doing once the hour is up.

And -- have fun with your choir!

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LIVE_TO_LOVE 9/23/2010 12:22PM

    Humming is actually known to be a stress reliever, so singing would be even BETTER!
Sounds like you are in tune. :)

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VEEJAY3 9/23/2010 10:50AM

    Awww ... I remember last winter, reading your lovely posts about sitting beside the fire and drinking hot chocolate. (Maybe I imagined the hot chocolate, but I definitely remember the fireside!!!) I wish you that kind of peace ... and soon.

In the meantime, isn't it terrible that we don't focus on our breathing more often? Whenever I do, it's astonishing how shallow and quickly I'm breathing. Shame on me! I will endeavor to breathe deeply on your behalf. Thanks for the reminder, sweetie.

And always remember -- the world continues to turn whether we're doing the frantic cha-cha or not. Nothing will fall apart if you move more slowly when you need to. I promise.
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250STRONG 9/23/2010 9:12AM

    Yes, breathing is important! Sometimes I have to stop and literally WILL my shoulders to go down!

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LAB-LOVER 9/23/2010 5:44AM

    Hey there -- I am also stressed and not much time to comment this morning, but check out theenergyproject.com when you have a few minutes -- lots of suggestions about keeping life and work in balance!

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QUEENOTHEFOREST 9/22/2010 11:30PM

    You even sound stressed. Exercise would help if you could steal some time for you. You are so right that breathing is critical at times like this. And that is just when it is hardest to do. It will pass and you have a good foundation.

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CAROLISCIOUS 9/22/2010 10:24PM

    One thing at a time baby...that's all you can do.
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WILSOCA 9/22/2010 9:09PM

    I'm sorry you've got so much going on !!!
You're right .. it is probably easier to pack up when you are going to something new.
Take care of yourself and take some stress release time for yourself. I'm thinking of you and I hope your shoulders lower soon :):):)
C


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