Thursday, December 13, 2012

Yes. I am stressed..not at the level that many are..but nonetheless, stressed.

I am typically stressed by expectations of myself that I have attached negative emotion to. Like...I feel guilty for not sending Christmas cards to about 60 people. In reality, I shouldn't have attached guilt to sending out Christmas's supposed to be a positive, loving, family & friend thing. I decided that this year I will go through and send cards only to those I haven't been in contact with in every day life, facebook, church, etc.

I am stressed by pressure to get packages out by the 15th. I am TOTALLY unmotivated to put packages together. i don't even know if I have wrapping paper. I am so OUT of the Christmas "spirit" when it comes to presents. I love the TRUE spirit, but now that my kids are grown, I am longing for a simpler expression of the holiday. plan is to tackle it all on Saturday and Sunday, and send the packages out on Monday. Goodbye stress.

Another stressor is a personal issue that keeps me on an emotional roller coaster. I am working on managing my emotions...and this will help me with EATING. I've been working..and getting activity in, but eating to stuff emotions at the end of the work day. I watch myself do this..and have been giving myself permission lately..but this has to end. It's just not healthy for me. I will make more strides to add boundaries to this personal issue.

I have REALLY been enjoying my job. I love my boss, and I get lots of opportunity to LAUGH. That's my biggest stressbuster..and my FAVORITE.

I am eliminating a little bit of stress simply by completing my ITC with this blog ~ woohoo!! ;)

Have a GREAT 1st week BL buddies!!
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  • JIBBIE49
    1345 days ago
    I totally understand your stressors and I am encouraged/inspired by the way you are handling them!

    Your Christmas card plan sounds like a GREAT idea, I would never have thought of that! I DO agree, wish Christmas celebrations COULD be expressed in simpler ways than with presents/packages! Know that I will/do say a prayer for you whenever I think of your personal stressors...

    In the meantime, WORK it Lime girl, I just KNOW you are going to have great success this challenge, because you are worth it and you KNOW you are!

    You are a STRONG woman Susie O'Connor!!
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    I sure have missed your blogs Susie! Stress is a huge downer on so many levels. You have a great plan of action as far as Christmas goes...good luck!!! HUGS!
    3051 days ago
    One day at a time, Susie. I've had plenty of stressors. I have been seeking spiritual guidance as I have daughter, baby here, just so many changes. It is tough. Christmas is feeling different to me this year.
    3051 days ago
    great blog SUsie, glad to have your words of thoughts and wisdom back in my life!!

    I did not conccentrate on my stressors for this week so much, so I may need to reconsider...
    3051 days ago
    One day at a time... One emotion at a time... You can do it!
    3051 days ago
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