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In Sickness & in Stress....

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Is it a surprise to you that I've already failed in my goal to do a video once a week? Well it shouldn't. I don't know why I ever make that promise to myself and others. Doing a video once a week is HARD! It's that stupid perfectionist in my that can't let myself talk into an iphone...nooooo it's gotta be all professional like. Oi, I've set the standard too high. Well anywho, this will have to do for now and hopefully I'll get a video popped out this week too.

So these past two weeks have been more stressful than anticipated. It seemed like the hours melt away and there's always still SO MUCH TO DO!
It got me thinking tho, how am I handling these stressful scenarios?

Not well, not well at all my friends. My eating habits went right out the window & guess who's writing this from her bed with a tissue box, cough drops, & tea. Yup. This girl!

You see I have this very unhealthy habit of working and working and working to get a project done and then when it's finally done the letdown always leaves me susceptible to colds. Apparently I have a weak disposition cuz I feel like I'm sick more often than not sometimes. Typically not enough to knock me down, but enough to know it's not how I like to function.

I'm grateful that I can at least combat my colds in a healthy manner. I've been using doTERRA essential oils to battle away the sickness, but more on that another day.

Not only were my goals not met because of stress and too much going on, but then I got sick and goals were not met because of that. DANGIT! I can't seem to win!

On a happy note, I still managed to hit my workouts...although I'm going to have to miss one tomorrow cuz of my current condition. Cardio and Coughing don't seem to mix well. I even bought these cute new workout pants and now I have to wait to wear em! Go figure. The workouts definitely help with the stress levels and if I can get myself sleeping & eating better then hopefully this vulnerability to sickness will die off too.

(Not my actual cute workout pants, but how hilarious would these be? emoticon )

So what action steps do I need to take to get rid of or at least curb my workaholic nature?

- Well first things first I need to plan better. If I don't have an immediate vision for a project I tend to push it off until I do and that results in long hours and late night. I need to take more opportunities to plan ahead of time. So tonight I spent a few minutes planning out my week for my projects on my calendar. I'm going to stop by Target and pick up one of their swanky 2015 planners and then fill that in too.

- I'm also going to attempt to regiment my sleeping schedule a bit better. Up by 8am this week, lights out by 11pm. if that gets to a regular spot then ideally I'll push it back to get up earlier and earlier.

What are some not-so-healthy habits that you want to kick? What action steps do you need to take to get there? What are some new healthy habits that you're absolutely loving? Let me know in the comments below!

I'm on the mend so hopefully by Tuesday my goals will be back on track. Just gotta kick this cough!

I'll keep ya'll updated. Have a great night!


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