[[Interrupting Regular Programming]] Let's talk stress management.

Keep Calm
Yup, I am completely overloaded at work right now. I’ve been trying all sort of tactics to refrain from doing something drastic. (Not drastic like Dexter but drastic like a public primordial scream.)

Here is what I’ve tried:

  1. Exercise! Been getting lots o’ cardio on.
  2. Steam room. Breathe deep.
  3. Meditation. – Not working out so well, my brain doesn’t seem to turn off.
  4. Booze. – Not the healthiest of choices.
  5. Hypnosis. It’s a tape and I don’t think I’ve actually been hypnotized.
  6. PRIMP. I do feel more in control when I’ve got the lipstick on and my hair curled.

The only thing that actually seems to help during the work day is primping. I know it sounds crazy but if my hair is manageable, I feel like my life is more manageable.

So please, dear readers, give me some advice. Any ideas on how to handle stress and a to-do list too long to look at.

And on an entirely note, who is excited for the new season of Dexter? I. Can. Not. Wait.

9 Responses to [[Interrupting Regular Programming]] Let's talk stress management.

  1. I can totally relate. Primping does ease stress, somehow. Growing up, if I was having a bad day or didnt feel well my mom would advise that I take a bath, shave my legs, and put myself together. And it always worked. Always made me feel better! I hope there’s a light at the end of your stress tunnel!

  2. Aargh I struggle with stress release all the time. I find if I stop exercising my stress levels go up. Also eating too much sugar! I have just started strength training and have noticed it helps. Also aromatherapy, there are certain oils you can burn to help.

  3. I can’t make your To Do list any shorter (but I bet you should), but I can offer a small stress reliever. A box of crayons and a coloring book with minimal detail in the pictures. There is something soothing about the feeling of crayons on paper and (believe it or not) a satisfaction in finishing a picture. Seriously. Give it a shot.

    Happy Sharefest. Have a great weekend. And please don’t kill anyone.

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog! When I need to destress from work I like to have my husband take me for a long, leisurely drive on the back roads (beautiful this time of year) or go out with friends and/or family.

  5. There are lots of different ways to meditate and its worth reading and talking to others to see whats the best fit for you.
    I have tried to meditate often in the past, but I have a new process where I spend 5 minutes practicing control over my breathing and visualizing specific things. I do it before work to set a positive tone for the day, and after work to let go any built up stress from the day.

    So far its been great has taken out a big chunk of anxiety in my daily life.