Monday, December 1, 2008
Tis The Season for.....
It’s December ( which I cannot believe is already here!) and all I can think about is how much I have to do for both life and work.
I can feel the stress ball forming in my shoulder and traveling up towards my neck and I know it’s time for me to breath deep, take a step back, and just do one thing at a time until everything is checked of my never ending list.
I had a great Thanksgiving weekend and I’m paying for it now. I keep telling myself I should have done some work this weekend, but it felt so good to just be with friends who I hadn’t seen in ages, catch-up, and relax.
All of us are embarking on the yearly December swirl of holiday madness/end of year crunch and I for one need to figure out how to keep my stress level down so my blood sugar won’t go up.
So I decided that in order to survive the holidays and deal with the “Stress Outs” that always seem to follow the holiday season, I need to have a game plan - and here's what I've come up with so far.
I’m making an effort to help others. I’m donating to a local Food Bank and am looking into a few other charities that I could volunteer for.
I’m making myself set aside one hour every single day, 7 days a week for paperwork. I get buried in my Sales paperwork and I always put it off until I absolutely have to do it. NO MORE - I’m doing what I fear first everyday – and that involves the big ass pile of files on my desk.
I gave myself an early Christmas gift and have scheduled a full body massage during the holiday craziness. I wanted to book one immediately, but couldn't get an appointment with the therapist I wanted until December 11th. YES, it totally stressed me out at first that I had to wait so long, but then I remembered how quickly December flies by and I now I’m completely OK with the 11th.
I’m joining a new gym and plan on taking the palliates classes they offer because I figured why not work on getting a tight ass and abs while stress busting at the same time.
I’m going to make a real effort to turn off my computer after 9 pm, though it might actually stress me more to not be “plugged in.” I’ll take this particular step day by day.
I'm not dealing or participating in any family drama - AT ALL.
I’m making sure that I laugh everyday, no matter what. And if I can’t find anything to laugh at, I always have my “ELF,” Caddy Shack,” & “Waiting for Guffman” DVD’s to make me bust a gut.
So, here's my question to you: What are you doing to distress for the season – besides of course, hitting the big old Box of Wine in the fridge?