Sunday, April 28, 2013
I have noticed that, man, am I crabby when I'm stressed out! LOL I mean, that's pretty normal, but I'm striving to change that. It's as simple as this. Can I do anything about the reasons for my stress RIGHT NOW? The answer is no, I can't. Therefore, I need to acknowledge the stress, pray about it, put it in my "God Box" and move on. I know that God will take care of us. He never gives us more than we can handle. So, instead of being crabby and unmotivated because of being stressed out, I'm going to let it go and get shtuff (did you say it shhh tuff?) done! After all, who else gets this kind of opportunity to have some time to get stuff done?
I have noticed, though, that I'm dropping weight like mad. I'm hoping it's because I'm exercising, eating right, sleeping, and just generally taking care of myself...and I hope it's NOT the stress. That weight tends to creep back on.
Patience is limited here. Refer to paragraph number one. I need to breathe. Close my eyes and breathe out the negative, and breathe in the positive! Organize the house, clean it, spend some quality time with the kids, fix the lawn mower, plan a really good dinner, take care of me :) I can do this.
I'm hoping that pretty soon I'll get the hang of my new situation and I won't be so negative about it. It seems I wake up rejoicing for a new day, new opportunities and then as the day goes on, I get more stressed. So, my stress buster is going to be to sit, close my eyes, breathe in and breathe out a couple times, then release the worry into the hands of my Creator...and final step? Get up and do something productive that I DO have control over!
Many many hugs! Thank you so much for the support :) Time to get up and move move move!!! After breakfast, that is. lol