Have you ever read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? If not the quick synopsis is that everything is going wrong with this kids day, and the lesson in the book is everything is how you make it. You can’t always be put in the best of situations, but you can always make the best out of the situation that you are put in. So why is this relevant? You see yesterday I had one of those days where I felt that fate was just trying to poke the bear to see when my snapping point would come.
I started off heading to the gym, where at 6:50 in the morning I hit a traffic jam. 6:50?!?! By the time I got to the gym I had less than 20 minutes to work out. No biggie I thought, it’s better than the person who sleeps in and doesn’t work out at all, at least I’m getting out there.
I tried to jam so much in though that I couldn’t stop sweating during my shower and went to work with my face dripping. Tried to make it better by a nice cool breakfast, because it is all about how I handle it and not complaining…
|Yummy Ice Coffee|
|My favorite yogurt|
At work I felt very frustrated most of the day for a lot of reasons, I am not going to use this as a bitch session because that will just get me all fired up again, but it was a day. When I finally left at 6:30 I headed into the city to feed my besties cats while she was away and I hit gridlock traffic. I didn’t get to her apartment until 7:45. I bypassed the elevator and tried to take all my aggression out on the six flights of stairs, when I got in I was greeted with one very happy kitten and a note from her that just made me smile. I started to let go a little.
I then headed over to the boyfriend’s apartment where I made a quick dinner for myself and started to unwind with a second glass of wine.
|comfort food needed after that day!|
Then we were laying on the couch watching TV and he sneezed across my arms and face and into my mouth by accident. I think I snapped internally. I’m sure any other time I would have laughed it off gone and washed off quickly and continued on my night. I just couldn’t though, it was like mental breakdown and I went in the shower and just sat there. Water always calms me down and after the tears were gone (yeah when I get too stressed I normally cry) I started to calm down. Letting the water just fall over me I was finally tranquil and peaceful. Of course I couldn’t stay in there forever but it gave me the extra bump to be able to just pass out instead of drive myself crazy.
Today I’m trying hard to keep the calmness I felt in the shower in my head and just relax, it is almost Friday and my mama comes tomorrow so I get a huge hug in about 24 hours. Just like the little engine, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…” Or as I like to tell myself “lift your head up princess, if not your crown will fall off”
I hope everyone has a speedy Friday and a fantastic weekend!
How do you deal with stress?
Normally I just chill out by myself and give the kitty a huge hug, but when I cannot be by myself I try to just get some space no matter where (i.e. going to the bathroom at work or sitting in a shower at the boyfriends)