I need to relax more. I don’t mean to say that I’m rushing around like a crazy person (I’m not), but I’m starting to feel stressed again. Deep breathing isn’t always working for me (I don’t feel like I can breathe deeply enough, which is bad enough on its own, but then adds to the stress), and my brain is racing. It’s not about the move (although I’m sure the fact that it’s creeping closer and we have a lot to do isn’t helping, but really – that feels under control), and it’s not just about work. It’s probably a lot about work, but there’s no quick fix for that (not any that don’t involve their own kinds of stress). Regardless, I just want to handle it better.
This afternoon, John went off to fly, and I turned on the Yoga Radio station on Pandora. My plan was to listen to it for a while during the end of my work day and then DO some yoga. I managed half of that…I didn’t make it to the actual yoga part. But it’s a start!
I think I’m going to drink less coffee, too. Once I’m out of the creamer I have. (No reason to let that go bad.) I drank the last glass of a bottle of wine last night, and I’m thinking about not opening the next bottle for a while. Part of the reason (for both coffee and wine) is the stress thing. The rest of it is just that they’re empty calories. I don’t need them.
And maybe this whole stress thing is coming on right now because I haven’t been exercising regularly this week. I didn’t feel like this last week, and last week I ran five days in a row. Then we had a massive snow storm, and I only ran once (Tuesday), and it wasn’t much of a run since I had to keep doubling back when the sidewalks ended in unshoveled snow and I kept stopping to pick my way across slush and ice. I haven’t been to the gym, and I certainly haven’t done any exercising at home (because lazy). Instead, I’ve eaten cookies and blueberry muffins and nachos. Tonight’s dinner is chili, so I’m not really helping myself out there. Make better choices! I will. Soon.