Today, I'm getting to put my new-found coping skills and problem recognition skills to the test...
Last night, I fell into bed, so tired that I forgot to take my brain-glasses, and I can REALLY feel it today. I'm not getting those 'brain zaps' or anything that people talk about, but it really is like I forgot to put on glasses! My brain is seeing things differently today, and everything is a bit out of focus.
I think it doesn't help that I'm entirely exhausted... The sunshine here at night, it's really great on the weekends, but on weeknights, when you really need to be sleeping, it's a bit of a pain. Add to that, I took my Celexa first thing this morning, which is going to make me even MORE tired.
But I'm feeling really anxious, and a little paranoid today. And my cramps are REALLY getting me down...
So it's time to pull out some coping skills:
Deep Breathing. I'm getting good at this, because we practice it in Yoga.
Taking a quick walk.
Popping downstairs to see Tami, who ALWAYS cheers me up!
Checking the WW site, or some funny blogs.
Organizing, and getting everything tied up.
That's not my whole list, but those are some that are really good for me at work...
What do you in blogland use, when you need to cope with stress and anxiety, without eating your way through it?