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Side Effects of Stress

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
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DEEEBEE 4/28/2013 10:27PM

    We just cannot control everything. We do have to let go and let God take care of shhtuff. Appreciate what you have...and it's a lot. Pretty soon you'll be back at work (and probably sorry for having to work again)!

DeAnne, Missourians Team



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SCARLETCURLZ 4/28/2013 4:08PM

    I can totally relate, and thank you for the reminder that sometimes we really just need to let go and let God handle it. Take care!

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--ALYSSA-- 4/28/2013 1:09PM

    That's a great idea. I will try that. I was also told to stop and just focus on my hand in front of my face....it has the same effect...to stay in the present.

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ADAPTOR 4/28/2013 12:55PM

    Alyssa,
I also have stress issues and I think it played a huge role in why I put weight on. It is something I work really hard now to keep under control. I am not always successful but I am getting better at handling it. You are right, let go of what you cannot change. It does no good to let it fester. The breathing technique is also extremely effective, so keep that up, multiple times a day if you need to do so. Another good tip I got here on SP is in the moment when you find yourself wanting to explode, stop and just look around where you are standing and take mental note of colors or items. For instance, if you are standing in an office, stop and look and in your mind start naming what you see (blue, red, brown, white, desk, chair, computer, paper, pencil, etc). This forces you into the solid present and true reality and stops your mind from jumping to any conclusions or making up the story line behind something that is upsetting you. I know it sounds weird, but I have used this a few times and it has really worked. Good luck, and let me know if you need help.

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