April 25, 2015
This has been a long week that has left me, well...stressed. Stress is not good for my body. It's not good for anyone's body. I came home from work and went straight to bed. I didn't congratulate Joshua on selling the first print of his limited series. I didn't smile while listening to my oldest daughter tell me about her day. I slept through my youngest daughter's quick 5-minute visit that usually ends with a hug.
I am working on this being positive thing. And for the most part, it's working. My family, friends, and students feel the difference. With that being said, I feel the continuous stressful days are having a negative affect on me.
Rachel from amotherfarfromhome.com suggests unwinding tips. Her site is for mothers, but her tips are helpful for anyone with a pile of stress on their shoulders.
1. Find a healthy way to unwind.
2. Avoid escapism.
3. Know your triggers.
4. Make your unwinding consistent.
5. Establish boundaries.
I also found these tips from zenhabits helpful...
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