Truth be told, I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather lately. Spring allergies have hit pretty hard, work has been overwhelming and stressful lately – and not in a good way – and to top it off, someone hit my car while backing out of their garage yesterday on my way to dropping Ines to school. I’ve been dealing with insurance claims and other non-sense since yesterday, and work is still piling up in the meantime. I don’t deal with stress very well. My body puts itself in a shut-down mode, I want to sleep all day, I lose my hair, and my back hurts.
But this time, I’ve decided to take another approach. Instead of hiding my stress and the crap [that usually comes in series when you least need it], I have decided to not be passive this time and not wait for my body to send me signs. After dealing with my car accident claim, I went and bought myself a whole bunch of flowers. I took some breaks, walked Daisy to the park, and also sat down to reflect on what needs to be changed and adjusted in my work schedule to make a long term positive change.
It sounds very simple, but I am very proud of myself. At the eve of my 4.3 update, coming very very soon, I am done with letting things overcome me and postpone making decisions because they are unpleasant. Sure, a bunch of flowers will not change my life path, but concentrating on simple positive things when things are not going well is better than staying negative and passive and let little crappy things overwhelm me.
How do you deal with issues and stress in general? Do you let your body give you warnings or do you tackle problems in a more proactive way?
Thankfully, my Japan trip is approaching fast, so hopefully, I’ll be able to relax and refocus while enjoying my time in Tokyo. Meanwhile, I’ll enjoy watching and smelling my pretty flower bouquets scattered around the house, and work harder at staying zen. Xo, Si-