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Need a Plan on How to Deal With Future Stress

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Ok, I'm doing fine now, and plodding along, eating well, exercising, dropping weight, easy peasy lemon squeezy. But, my past has shown me to yo-yo with my weight way too much. It goes up when I am stressed and down when I am not.

So, the smart thing would be to find a way now, while I'm not stressed to cope with stress that I'll encounter again for sure. I mean, maybe I'll never have a psycho manager again, I won't have teenagers, I'm smart enough now to avoid controlling men, narcissists however entertaining, have no appeal to me anymore, but no doubt I'll encounter stress in my future unless I happen to die in my sleep in the next few days.

So, what can I keep up my sleeve as a way to cope long term? I don't need cognitive therapy as I don't really have a problem with negative self talk. I don't want to meditate as I actually find the busyness of my mind very enjoyable. Yoga, if I got good at it might work, right now it's not calming at all. Running, nope bad knees.

I don't know, but it would be wise for me to address this now, instead of later.
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CAPECODBABE 6/24/2013 9:01AM

    Could you write in a journal while you are in such a great frame of mind?

How you are feeling, what you want, how you are getting there...so when you start feeling a little low you can read your own words and be your own cheerleader

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LOSIN_IT4GOOD 6/23/2013 11:07PM

    I try to view stresses as challenges when I can. I also remind myself to "pick my battles". I suppose it's good to prepare, but most stresses you cannot prepare for...which is a big part of why their so stressful! So I say, keep the goal in sight and deal with things as they happen.
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MEADSBAY 6/23/2013 10:27PM

    Exercise.
Exercise.
Exercise.

Learn to love exercise.
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PCOH051610 6/23/2013 9:51PM

    I can so relate to this blog. I have lived with depression since childhood and when it flares up all of my good habits seem to go the window.

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