Mar 28, 2019

I try.

We've heard this thousands of times in our lives and sometimes we say it ourselves. 
When it rains, it pours.

Stress is difficult to manage. There are millions of self-help books, Ted Talks, podcasts, etc. For me, hearing someone else describe how to manage MY stress isn't helpful. They don't know all the nuances of what causes my stress. They don't know that I have 3 really big projects at work and a bunch of smaller projects. Or that I don't feel adequate or that I don’t feel like I am contributing as much as I could because I am stretched far too thin in all aspects of my life. 

My whole life I have managed my stress by crying, eating, sleeping and if it is nice—being outside. Eating is not a healthy way to manage stress. It is everything in me to NOT succumb to my intense craving for an order of Small Sweet Pork Nachos from Costa Vida. Cheers to discovering how to overcome that coping mechanism. I would say I am open to suggestions, but I am not. I need to figure out what works for me. Not what works for someone else. Yes, sometimes we do cope the same way as someone else. I’ve always been someone who has to learn for myself even if it is the more challenging way to learn.

The more stressed I get, the more depressed I am. It’s a cycle that is hard to break, but we MUST break it.

SO. I focus on the good. Most of the time. Okay, I try.

Another week has passed and another pound down.

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