Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Yesterday, I joined the Stress Buster Challenge and have set as my goal that I will track my stress levels every day for the next week.
And so here we are on the first day. All things considered, I supposed I should feel more stressed than I do right now.
I woke up to discover that the heating had not come on this morning. And temperatures now near freezing outside. Fiddling with the thermostat control didn't do much good, but I decided I would leave it until I was more aware. And until I returned from a journey I had to make this morning up into London.
The visit into London was another potential stressor as I was seeing my solicitor about the divorce. I think I may have mentioned somewhere that I have recently filed for divorce after 14.5 years of marriage.
That's mostly the opposite though. I've been agonising over the decision on whether I should file for divorce or not since my husband and I separated last summer. Once I actually made that decision a lot of my stress around it disappeared.
Back home this afternoon, and I was able to spend a couple hours with my sons before coming home to sort out the heating.
And it's still not working properly, but every time I think to check on it, hear the boiler kick on and the thermostat is at least showing the temperature is slowly climbing.
Meanwhile, I've got the fireplace heater on and have turned the oven on in the kitchen to cook a guinea fowl for my dinner tonight.
So, stress level today I would put at moderate. 3/5