Stress Buster: Week Two

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April 25, 2012 Journal Entry:
Not much sleep today, which makes me slightly irritable. Trying to remain calm and patient, low stress. The Stress Buster tips are definitely helpful. Working out, praying, finding time to myself. Now I am going to indulge in a small twist cone from DQ, and still stay in my nutrition range!! Yum!! emoticon

April 26, 2012 Journal Entry:
Woke up feeling stressed because I knew I had a lot to do today. I really need to learn to say "no" to people sometimes. My husband had bible study this morning, so I had to get the kids ready for school. I had an appointment to donate blood today at 9:00. My husband calls me at 7:30 and says he forgot his lunch at home, so I bust my butt to get me and my 4 year old ready, so I can drop his lunch off on my way to Appleton...made it to the Blood Center just in time!! After donating, I had an hour until my lunch appt...not quite enough time to do my grocery shopping, plus it's a little too warm to leave groceries in the car, so I head to the mall to kill some time until lunch. That was actually sort of to treat myself to a little something. Made it Olive Garden just in time for lunch...waited about 10 minutes for my friend to show up...called her...she forgot; plus she now had a funeral to attend so had to cancel. Great!! Frees me up some more time. Decide to forego lunch at the moment and head grocery shopping at Sam's Club. I had a pretty FULL cart, so I told the cashier to go ahead an put my stuff into 2 carts (they just don't fit the stuff in quite as well as I do). She decides she's going to stuff it into one...forming a mountain on top and putting my eggs on the bottom of the cart. Needless to say, several of my groceries tumbled out on the way to my car...including my eggs. I decided to leave my broken eggs and head home. Stopped at Mc Donald's for a 6 piece mcnugget and a smoothie, as I am feeling slightly light-headed by now from donating, then continue on home. Unload all of my groceries, travel down the road to grab my recycle bins that have blown away, then finally.........sit down.............relax........ my Bible Study...........pray!!! Feeling much better now!!!

April 27, 2012 Journal Entry:
Feeling pretty good today, went for a 20 minute bike ride with my boy. My brother cancelled on coming over to do his laundry...again. I really wish he would have called, because I could have gotten a few loads of my own in before my 4 12 hour night shifts! Oh well, I started a load now, and will be able to do at least one more. Made plans to go biking with a friend next week. Really not stressed at all today. God is good!!!!

April 28, 2012 Journal Entry:
God remains AWESOME, of course!!! Pretty low stress day for me thus far. I am blessed with being on call for work...hopefully all night, so I can enjoy church with my family tomorrow! We had my mother-in-law over for her birthday; steaks on the grill...delicious!!! Not really much else so far...I have my strength training in, just getting ready to get my boys in the tub and then bed.

April 29, 2012 Journal Entry:
Stomach flu is making it's way through my house...hoping I don't get sick! My youngest was sick Friday night into Saturday, my husband last night into today. I took the boys to the zoo to get away from the germs!! Other than the illnesses, pretty much stress free!

April 30, 2012 Journal Entry:
Very busy day!! Not too much stress, just sassy kids and a sassy brother. Felt myself getting very angry with my brother, but did my workout, and felt much better after. Taking that timeout really helps check those emotions!!

May 1, 2012 Journal Entry:
Not much sleep today, had a meeting after work. Other than being tired, feeling pretty good. A little sore from my cardio bootcamp yesterday! Did my strength exercises and went for a bike ride. I am looking forward to biking with a friend tomorrow. No stress today, except for being tired. I believe this is my final week two post...moving on to week three.
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