Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Work has been really stressful the past couple of days. It seems like when I try to do something to help reduce the stress, the higher ups find a way to add more which totally defeats all of my efforts. Several things happen when I'm under a great deal of stress. First of all, I tend to hold on to it. I haven't figured out how to let it go. I often hear that I need to let it go, but no one seems to be able to teach me how to do that. Second, I carry all of that stress in my back. This in turn causes spasms, which causes difficulty with moving. This, naturally, makes it quite painful to exercise. When these spasms occur, I try to get in to see a massage therapist, but there isn't always one available right when I need it. The third issue, is I tend to mindless eat, and over eat to ease my stress. I am proud to say, that hasn't happen as severely as it has in the past. I did "slip" with a few M&Ms (the yummy peanut kind) and some buttered popcorn. But to my credit, it wasn't an entire bag of M&Ms; only around 5. Nor was it an entire bowl slathered with butter. I used spray butter, sparingly. And had about a cup. Improvement! I even stayed within my calorie intake! :-) I know neither weren't the healthiest choices, but it did calm me down and was a good treat for my overall well being. And that is healthy, too!