Stress Journal - First Entry
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Stress, what can I say that hasn't already been said?
Okay, so I've got a grandmother who's 88 and has pancreatic cancer. I've got a friend who doesn't get along with my grandmother, and she doesn't like him, either. They both fuss about each other all the time.
They don't seem to realize, or care, that they're causing me endless stress. I have tried to get them to work together, but let's face it, they won't cooperate with me let alone each other.
Today I had to endure endless fussing from my grandmother. If she couldn't get me to argue about one thing, she tried another. This went on from the time she woke up till she went to sleep.
I know she's sick. But, she hasn't really shown any symptoms. She says she's not in pain. She's just angry that she can't have everything her way.
Today I dealt with the stress by not arguing with her. I didn't say anything, I just ignored it. If she demanded something, I did it right then. Unfortunately, she wasn't happy with that. What she really wanted was the argument. Go figure!
I really am trying. I have a temper, but I'm trying to keep it in check.
Meditation and prayer seem to help.