One unfortunate "side effect" of constantly being in crisis....is your body gets used to CRISIS as the norm.
I spend so much time putting out fires and juggling knives, that is just what I know. It is how I roll, baby. But in the rare times that things aren't in crisis mode....I don't know what to do. And then anxiety sets in.
I am just waiting for crisis to happen again. So I get jumpy. I just KNOW something is about to fall apart. And I gear myself up for it. Like a tigress waiting to pounce. I am in crouch position, tail wagging. Waiting for the crisis to happen so I can leap into action.
But what happens when the crisis doesn't happen???? Part of my changes in real life is retraining my body to NOT be in crisis mode all the time. Yes, crisis will happen, but the constant heightened state is just not healthy.
This week....I am just not stressed out. I refuse to be. There isn't anything to be stressed about. Well, one thing, but payday is tomorrow...so that will be resolved. But Thanksgiving foods are purchased. Prep has begun. No one is coming, so no major gala to put on. I have a car that is great. Sassy is on the mend. Holiday gifts are around 80% purchased and are shipping.
So I am spending some concentrated time, NOT STRESSING.
G-man and I talked about our Yule plans, and he is totally on board. And looking forward to it! This will be new for our family, and it is long overdue. It is part of the missing piece of Mysti.
Other than knowing that I will be hammered at work today (since I was out yesterday with sick Sassy), and I have the ever so confrontational PTA meeting tonight....my biggest stress (if you can even call it that), is that I need to clear another 20% of my DVR before Thursday because we have a free preview weekend of the premium channels and I like to record all the movies for the kids, and a few that I haven't seen.
This weekend will be holiday decorating, and I am just going to enjoy it!!!