Stress and Trying to Stay Healthy
Friday, March 05, 2010
My stress level has been on high this last month. My husband lost his job in January, and we are having some issues with unemployment benefits (haven't received any and not sure if we will-long story). I am trying so hard to stay positive and still take care of myself, but it has been hard. My husband made 8 times what I make, and we were tight on money before the job loss. I know we will pull through this, hopefully without killing our credit score (although we have no available credit now so I don't know why that should matter) or losing our home, but it is stressful. I have had two job interviews this week. I am hoping to get both jobs to make enough to at least pay our mortgage and utilities, not to mention feed the kids, bunny, and dog. I start one of the jobs on Monday. I'm going to call about the other today. I will be working from like 8-8, but if we can keep our home, it will be more than worth it. I will be happy to do it. I am thankful that I finished my B.A. when my children went to school because without that I would have no options. I am thankful that I lost 165 pounds because I think I have enough energy to work from a 12 hour day. I am thankful for friends and family that are willing to or have helped me out.
I just want to know how stay motivated when the stress is high and I want that piece of chocolate or whatever. I can manage smaller stress-normal daily stress, but these last few weeks have been hard. I am not sleeping well. I am anxious. I can barely breath some moments. I haven't had much time to work out. I think maybe I need to make working out a priority because I know that helps. I need to cut the sugar because it doesn't help. I am sure this will work itself out but I need to stay the course while it does. Any suggestions?