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Monday, July 13, 2009

Balance. Let's Discuss It.


I've been feeling a little off kilter lately. Stressful situations at work and in our family have left me almost totally tapped out of energy, and also feeling unappreciated (that would part would be solely from work, not family). I think I have low energy reserves to begin with so when I start to feel extreme stress I am basically reduced to a slug who is only capable of staring into space, eating and lashing out at people who both do and do not deserve it. And at some point, I usually wind up getting sick.

I know everyone reacts to stress differently, but do any of you ever feel this way? If so, how do you deal with it? Maybe we can come up with a list of stress relieving solutions. In the meantime, I'll be staring into space and fantasizing that I am reading a book on that swing/bed thing pictured above...

6 comments:

Linda said...

I find exercise helps me clear my head and refocus. Even just a short walk can help. Hopefully you can find some balance soon!

Julia said...

Running always helps me. Either that or wine and good fattening foods:) Hang in there!

jw said...

deep cleansing breaths followed by a massage, pedicure or facial (or all three)

CoyoteLaughing said...

I feel like that sometimes. t can be kind of like a mild depression. For me, talking it out with my SO helps. Also cuddling. And sleeping. :)

Surrounded By Boys said...

I think going to a movie ALONE helps me escape. I love being able to pick whatever movie I'm in the mood for without checking with anyone, hogging ALL the popcorn myself and not caring if tears are streaming down my face and ruining my eye makeup.

rebekah said...

Exercise is the only thing that works for me. Spa treatments give me temporary relief, but I can't get that every day. :) If I don't exercise, my energy level tanks and I end up eating crap and sleeping a lot.