Sunday, April 25, 2010

Getting a Handle on Stress

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It is no secret.  I have been pretty stressed this past week, week in a half.  Work is overflowing and I really need to be putting more hours except that I have children, and that makes it hard.  Home has been pretty stressful, too, with a teen in the house, a middle child reacting to that energy and a two-year old who puts everything in her mouth. 

As I try to find ways of dealing with this stress, I have been consciously trying to not be a menopausal-like-maniac but what I find it that I then just internalize and feel miserable.  I even have the eczema on my hand to show for it.  If I had any money (which I do not), then I think I would join the St. Louis Ki which is an aikido studio that has class for both the physical and the meditation/Japanese yoga-like aspect to it.

In light of the fact that I have no money, and am even considering that we may not be able to afford to send Alia to SSDS this year, I don't think there is a budget for learning new and improved stress reduction techniques.  I was hoping the changed eating habits and exercise and fish oil would help out a bit...but not so much at the moment.

(A side note:  I tend to feel like total crap and think my blood sugar is low but when I test, it is at 105 or so.  I do not feel good when it is there even though it is my understanding that it is a desirable reading.  I feel much better when it is in the 130s to 150s.  Is that normal?)

Anyway, if I can ever get caught up at work, get my person hired and trained, get the new software implemented and the data uploaded, increase our working capital and get more business in...maybe then I can just stress on personal finances and having a teen!

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just remember...GOD gives us what we can handle. You must be one tough cookie!

rach said...

Sounds like we need another girls evening... maybe not a pedi though. Maybe a 80's movie night ... with Kimber friendly snacks. Sorry you are having such a bad week...