Stress + Stress = A Rock and A Hard Place
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
I wish I could write this without sounding like a wiener. But I can't.
My last blog was about a sudden downward momentum and then I slid down the slippery slope of fear, stress, anxiety, and indifference. I don't normally struggle this way.. oh maybe here and there, but not like this.
I'm not alone. Seventy some days in lock down with a global pandemic. We in NY Metro experience this pandemic much differently than the rest of the country-- we know people, ,many who are sick. dying, and have died. Without funerals, they just vanish. The pandemic isn't something I just watch on the news it's something I am actively living with.
Add to that, we have one house that is in the middle of a dicey sale ( and that is splitting our family), two other apartment's in the middle renovation and we aren't really living anywhere permanently yet, Each one one of these separately would be enough to set the average Joe on edge but rolled together and I'm a big ball of stress.
Funny, I thing that the solution also feels like too another stressor. Take care of myself. Watch what I eat. Exercise. Listen to motivational music. All things I know will make me feel, stronger, better, faster, more in control - but they also require, more effort, more energy that I have
Here's what I do know. Doing Sparkpeople has brought my blood pressure way down, like I don't need blood pressure medicine anymore down. I've lost weight. I do feel and look better.
Pick one thing. One thing and do it. Do a 10 minute Fast Breaks this week. Track my food. Listen to music. I don't think It will matter. I don't have to do it all... all feells like too much.
But I can do one thing. Just one.