Friday, July 29, 2011


Stress is the body's reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment or response.

This is what my body has been going through lately. I have a lot of stress happening in my life right now. With my father-in-law having cancer and starting chemo next week to my cousin / friend being in the hospital for a infection to my son leaving for a week long camp starting tomorrow.

The things you do to your body when it has stress is the key. What I have been trying to do is make sure I am eating right and getting in my exercise. But sleep..... I have been struggling with sleep and that causing me tiredness and headaches during the day.

So I am going to make a change........

emoticon I am going to only work a half day today so that I can help get my son all packed up for his trip. This is a new adventure for him (and me) where he will be going to a week long scouting camp (that has bears!) by himself. In years past he has always had his dad with him. I am going to keep in my head that he will be ok for the week. That the adults will help him out and protect him if needed. That everything I am packing for him will help him with the elements. (They are sleeping in canvas tents with no screens. Bugs are a problem as well as weather.) I am also going to take this afternoon to fit in my workout and maybe even catch a short cat nap.

emoticon I am going to stop worrying about keeping up with the house cleaning. We have been so busy lately with everything going on that I haven't been getting my cleaning done. I am a super clean freak so to see the house the way it is, is stressing me out. I am putting up the stop sign and try not to worry about it. I have a few days off next week where I can get some cleaning done.

emoticon I am going to continue to be there for my father and mother-in-law. Starting chemo next week will be really hard. They have been so strong through all of this!

emoticon I am going to visit with my cousin in the hospital and hopefully make her smile and / or laugh. I am also going to enjoy some family time this Saturday with my hubby's summer reunion.

emoticon And this weekend..... I am going to catch up on the Z'zzzzz I have been missing. I am going to make sure I start getting to bed at a decent time and try to de-stress so that I can fall asleep quickly.

Doing these things will help me keep the stress levels at bay. Cause we can all admit, stress happens but it is how you deal with it becomes the key. I will not let stress get me down or cause me to fail.

Happy Friday Spark Friends!!!! Enjoy the weekend!
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  • PAMMY222
    Stress! Pretty much the name of the game "Life!" Hope all goes well with your cousin and your father-in-law! And that you can relax and catch up on that ever-important sleep. You know your son will be fine, but as Mom's, it is our job to worry, isn't it?
    Stress! I had a mid-term yesterday! I let the stress get my intestines in a knot! A big knot! So I went out afterwards and had a Big Mac! Terrible! But Big Mac only, I stopped at fries, pop, or ice cream, so thought I did pretty well. Then went to the store to buy the ingredients for one of the veggie pasta salads from SP! It will be a good weekend!! emoticon emoticon
    As for the cleaning, I had to smile. It reminds me of my women's study group in weekend college and the discussions we had on what we had to give up to gain this education--laundry and deep cleaning! We had to laugh at ourselves as we talked. Did you know that you can wear your jeans more than once before washing? Some of us never knew!!
    3460 days ago
    This is a great plan to handle all the things going on in your world. I can understand why you would feel a bit stressed out!
    emoticon to you and your family, and let me know if there's anything you need to talk about.
    3460 days ago
    Yes, you need to de-stress! Stick to your de-stressing plan & it will help you conquer all of life's challenges.
    3460 days ago
    SMart plans, I hope all goes well and your stress reduces.
    3460 days ago
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