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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 cards...it'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. ANYWAY...my 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
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    1345 days ago
  • SHANSHE
    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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    Shan
    3050 days ago
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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
  • MRSWHITEWOLF
    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
  • KRZYKAT3
    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
  • SPIRALDOWN
    One day at a time... One emotion at a time... You can do it!
    3051 days ago
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