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Stress SUCKS! It has so many faces...

Thursday, January 23, 2014

For a long time I would say, I have no stress! I work in a job where I sit & wait for the phone to ring in an office where I'm mostly alone. No stress there! Well, I've come to learn that for ME, that is actually VERY stressful. I used to have lots of things that I'd do while I waited for the phone to ring. I was active in Cub Scouts & SP & other little things. Well, I quit scouts (too much politics & my kids weren't in it anymore). I let SP go & the other little things weren't needed anymore. Leaving me not a lot left. So computer games it is. Now, I HATE those stupid FB games where you grow or decorate or whatever. Actually, I don't really like computer games. FreeCell, Minesweeper & Spider are my "go to" games. Oh, I can read books, but I'm one of those people that literally gets sucked into the book & I take on whatever mood the book conveys. Lots of times that leaves me really depressed, just because of the book. So I try to limit that. I have no patience for hand sewing/crafts if I can't multi-task (watch TV or chat) so I don't do that much.

I LIKE to be moving, I LIKE to be challenged, I LIKE having to use my brain.

After a doctor mandated 4 days of just being mom/housekeeper, I feel much better. It was a reset for me & I see that the one thing that needs to change is the office job. So I'm working on that..... but isn't it interesting that a situation that seems so stress free is the bane of my existence?!?!? I can work 34 hours as a customer service person for a large retailer & take all the abuse customers can dish out (and do it with a smile) but I can't handle sitting around doing nothing for 7-8 hours a day!! I can even take 4 teenagers & all their drama, but............

But now I've recognized the issue & I'm making changes to make it better! I'm back at SP. I have music piped directly into my ear (ear buds to cancel out the non-stop classical music), & I'm changing my priorities. MY sanity first! Bills, work, stuff second!!!! ME FIRST!!!! Saying that makes me think that small kids have it right..... I'm first! Right where I belong!!! A healthy & strong ME will make everyone around me happier & I'll be more dependable for them also!!

Are YOU first????

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  • DDOORN
    It all begins and ends with self-care, doesn't it?

    Two thumbs WAY UP! :-)

    Don
    2637 days ago
  • KIYOSHI04
    Funny. That's exactly the job I crave. Alone.. Could sneak in a lot of workouts. I hope that you find something that suits you.
    2642 days ago
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