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Busyness and stress

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I skipped exercise all last week because I had three major projects due for work, which stressed me out quite a bit. Also, it was so much work that I ended up getting only about 4 or 5 hours of sleep a night because I had to get my projects done by the deadlines.

Why is it that when I get super busy, my exercise and eating goes out the window? I think I must handle stress terribly. I get so stressed and anxious about not having enough time to get my work done that I skip my exercise.

For one, it usually doesn't occur to me that I can go for only 30 minutes and not my full 60 that I usually do. Who says I need to do 60 minutes? But it doesn't occur to me that I could cut it short, and I think, "I need that extra hour to do work."

So then I cut exercise, and that extra hour somehow makes me a little less stressed, but then later I regret not taking the time.

Why can't I think of doing 30 minutes instead of 60 minutes? I could do 30 minutes!

Why does my skipping exercise make me less stressed at the time? Why can't I manage my stress well enough that I can do exercise without feeling anxious about the work I have to do?

I think part of it is that if I exercise before I do my work for the day, then I stress about having enough time to get it all done. But if I put off exercise until after work, by then it's usually too late (too dark) to go running and I regret not going.

What is wrong with me??? Argh!!!

I think the root of it all is that I need to manage my time and my stress better. Ha! Easier said than done.

I am going on the exercise bike right now. It's not as good a workout as running and I don't like it as much, but it's better than nothing and I'm feeling decidedly guilty about skipping exercise all last week because I was so busy and under deadline.

I think I will look into some books or something about managing time and stress better. This is ridiculous. I can't go off my healthy lifestyle every time I have projects due for work and get stressed about them.
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  • v CAMYTANG
    Thanks guys! I have been exercising in the morning before I do anything else and it has done okay. The only time I can't do it is when I haven't gotten enough sleep (4-5 hours). I'm hopeful it will improve as I do it more!
    1644 days ago
  • v AUNTIEANNE22
    I do the same thing when my schedule gets crazy. We need to put ourselves first. If we are not up to par, our work will not be up to par. We need to readjust our thinking and tell ourselves it's okay to take time for us.
    1652 days ago
  • v HICKOK-HALEY
    At times I don't handle stress well either. You sure have a busy schedule at times though. Hang in there!! emoticon
    1653 days ago
  • v CAMYTANG
    Thanks SO much for the words of encouragement, guys! I'll try changing up my schedule in the next few week to see if I can find something that works better. I'm typically not a morning person, so I'm a bit apprehensive about getting up earlier, but I'll give it a shot. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!
    1655 days ago
  • v GHOSTFLAMES
    I KNOW WHAT YOU NEAN SO MY PLAN HAS BEEN WORKING AVERY,VERY LONG TIME. I GO TO BED EARLIER TO GET UP EARLIER TO DO MY EXERCISES RIGHT AFTER BREAKFAST THAT WAY THEY ARE DONE NO EXCUSES.YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU =.'THINK OF IT AS AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR HEALTH AND JUST DO IT.
    REMEMBER TO TRACK DAILY YOUR FOOD AND FITNESS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.
    WE ARE ALL HERE FOR YOU IF YOU NEED ANYTHING AT ALL JUST ASK TAKE CARE AND GOOD LUCK, CHAR
    1655 days ago
  • v IMEMINE1
    I know how you feel.
    Maybe TRY changing your line up. Exercise, then the work. Maybe the exercise will make you less stressfull and even make your work load go smoother. Good Luck!! emoticon
    1655 days ago
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