Thursday, May 10, 2012
I thought you all would love to have a quick peek at my rotting tree stump. It is slowly being taken over by some interesting fungi and lichen. It looks beautiful when it's rainy or misty outside, nearly iridescent. Today it's sunny outside and looks like it will dry up after the past two wet days.
Yesterday was stressful and I'm so glad it is done. Today I see that it was not that big of a stress but while I am in the midst of living it, my mind blows every detail way out of proportion. Car trouble? Big deal. Renting a van for retrieving the kids. So what. It was not life threatening, but my response was disproportionate to the stress.
That is one aspect of my personality I would like to change or accept. I've always been like that. I would like to think I'm getting better at it but truthfully I think I'm the same. What is different is that I can say affirmations in my head that slightly calms me down. ("this is not a big deal")
I did pick up my knitting and I did calm down. Today is a brand new day. I wrote my list. I will be returning a rental and picking up a fixed SUV not to mention other little errands. The kids are home and now my summer begins with having a full house :)
How do you handle stress?