It's been nearly two weeks since my last post- and what a two weeks it's been.
I signed up for all of it- well, most all of it.
That's how it goes, right? You say yes to things months in advance... and then the month arrives and you're frozen with a to-do list longer than hours in the day.
I hit that point around mid-January- with a pilot premiere drawing closer, a triathlon to compete in, a magazine release with my photo in it and major changes at work.
Am I getting sympathy points yet?!
Now that I'm on the other side of the mountain- I want to climb it all over again.
Crazy, I know! But in the midst of the worry and stress came great moments of victory, satisfaction and support that brings tears to my eyes.
In short: the month I dreaded turned into a month I want to live all over again.
I want to go into detail about each stressful, intimidating, wonderful event of the past month. But for tonight, I want to share my thoughts on coping with stressful times.
Take it one day at a time. In fact, focus on 24 hours at a time.
Always make time for what you need to stay sane- no matter how busy you are. Run. Pray. Laugh.
It's OK to waste a few mind-numbing
hours minutes on Facebook, Twitter or Sudoku.
Instead of letting your fears ruminate, talk them out- or write them down.
Cry in the bathtub.
Don't drink; it never makes you feel better.
Love on your friends & family. They stick by you through your worst.
Say goodbye to guilt; you're doing the best you can.
Eat frozen yogurt.
Cuddle with your cat on the couch.
Say thank-you to everyone. The check-out girl's day matters just as much as yours.
Enjoy it- because when it's over, it's over.
Let's hear it; how do you get through stressful times?