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Making healthier choices in the face of STRESS

Sunday, December 05, 2010



I'm pretty sure I look like this more and more often these days. No, the holidays don't really stress me out that much, but they don't help, either. We're raising our two granddaughters after a rocky eighteen years of raising our daughter. The youngest one has just recently come to live with us, bringing a sizeable amount of baggage along. It's a huge adjustment for our family. I know it is for the girls maybe even more than it is for us. I find myself craving quiet and staying up into the wee hours of the night just to get it. I'm busy with making sure their needs are met, so I tend to skip meals and exercising for me. In short, I'm stressed out, sleep-deprived & undernourished- physically, mentally & spiritually. This is a recipe for disaster. I'm feeling it, that's for sure. I'm on week 3 of a cold that I just can't seem to shake, my fuse is VERY short and I've noticed that I'm not very much fun anymore. I need a plan!
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