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Dealing with problems the healthy way


Thursday, September 27, 2012

I won't go in the details but I'm having a really tough time at work, mostly a very unpleasant boss and some absolutely arrogant and downright mean students, whose last "prank" included covering my car in coffee...

I usually comfort eat but these past two weeks I have really made an effort to handle things the Spark way and so far it's working.

When the students' behaviour is bothering me, ok, making me super angry, I swim or walk jog. I also found that although I can't run because of knee pain, if I do it on a treadmill I can run for a good 15 to 20 minutes before I start to hurt.

I am good with food though I have to confess that it is more due to my level of stress that is really hampering my appettite. I mostly can't get to eat in the evening and hardly anything in the morning, I am nauseous the whole morning which I guess helps not snacking.

My back hurts from being so tensed up so I think one important thing to add is Yoga and meditation. I have never really done meditation but I'd like to try and see if it will help me manage my feelings and not let things bother me so much
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CALGALFOX 9/28/2012 4:48PM

    I think yoga and meditation are a great idea. I start each day with time in the dark to be quiet and meditate. My meditation instructor also taught me another useful tool when people frustrate me, which is to count backwards from five and right after your think one, you slide your palms against each other in each direction (the sign of being "finished") and tell yourself to let it go. It's really kinda dumb...but also kinda cool because it works for me. ...If nothing else, it reminds me that I need to apply patience, for which I am sorely lacking.

All the best to you!

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 9/27/2012 8:52PM

    Oh, no! Students! You have my condolences. The students seem to sniff my fear....aetting off a wretched cycle. Take good care of yourself. emoticon

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STHAX10 9/27/2012 10:28AM

    I deal with chronic stress and anxiety. Things that help me deal with stress are mountain biking, tanning, meditation, and yoga. Stress is a hard thing to beat, but with persistence, you will do fine. emoticon

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BALDWINJ_03 9/27/2012 9:48AM

    Wow, I'm so sorry to hear things have not been well at work. I can't believe you've got students that would destroy your private property like that. I hope things get better ASAP. Great job on focusing on your exercise and better eating though!! KEEP IT UP!!!

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MICHELELYNN777 9/27/2012 8:57AM

    Sorry things are so stressful at work! It sounds like you are making some positive choices to deal with it and that's really good. I have a lot of stress from work right now for a totally different reason and you've encouraged me to avoid the emotional eating that I would normally do~thank you for reminding me there are alternative ways to deal with stressful situations. I've been doing yoga once a week and I love it! Hope things get better soon.
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JSALERNO 9/27/2012 6:08AM

    emoticon That you are you Sparking your way to healthier habits. I try to work out in the morning so I won't get as stressed out at work.

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GHOSTFLAMES 9/27/2012 4:56AM

    I THOUGHT ONLY I HAD A BOSS AND EMPLOYEES LIKE THAT. ONE DAY AND ONE STEP AT A TIME WE WILL DO THIS WE ARE WORTH IT.]REMEMBER TO TRACK THE GOOD ,BAD AND UGKY DAILY FOR 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 ON YOUR SPARK JOURNEY AND WORK.

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