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!!