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Stress- What it means to me

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Well, today marks 3 weeks since losing my job. I have been on a couple of interviews and have not received an offer yet. To be honest, I have had difficulty keeping myself from slipping into that zone. You know the one I am talking about. The one that you want to just stay in your pajamas, pull out the ice cream, and curl into a ball and never move.

Luckily, I have not fallen into that hole and I don't plan on it. Don't get me wrong, I have had a couple of days where I just feel hopeless. I even had one day where I just spent the entire day crying and rotating the same thoughts through my head. How am I going to cover rent? How am I going to pay the car insurance, car payment, phone, internet, buy food, wash clothes, put gas in the car, and the list goes on and on and on... Well, I think you get the point.

I haven't been eating the best, but I have really tried to stay focused and aware of what I am eating. Initially, I gained back some of the weight I have recently lost. I am happy to say that as of yesterday's weigh in, I have lost the initial weight I gained.

Through it all, I have managed to somehow stay somewhat focused and make a gameplan. I am well rested today and somehow I am at peace that it will all work out. In the meantime, I am going to utilize the tools that are available to me to do what I need to do.

1~ 30 minutes a day meditating and re-connecting with God through Jesus
2~ 30 minutes a day reading- books are awesome food for the soul
3~ 3 hours a day submitting resumes and completing applications/following up on employment prospects
4~ 10 minute walk daily
5~ complete one cleaning project a day (yesterday it was the kitchen, today it is my bathroom.)
6~ Adjust steps 1-5 as needed for interviews and family time. Family comes first

Hope you all are having a happy, healthy, and blessed day! emoticon
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  • MARYBETH4884
    Good luck with the job search! It sounds like you have set yourself up for success! The Lord does have a plan for you!
    2551 days ago
  • LILBLKDRESS09
    You can and will get through this. Love you and I will help in anyway that I am able to.
    2552 days ago
  • BIBIANAB
    I like your attitude! Keep it up. You can do it! Good luck on the job hunt!
    2552 days ago
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