Hi, my name is Trail, and I am a stress addict.
I started panicking this morning about all the stuff that needs to get done. The reality about life is that the stress never ends, the to do lists never end, our jobs never finish until we take our last breath. You can never clean and be done forever, cook and be done forever, get healthy and be done forever... Everything requires doing and redoing. I think sometimes I let my brain get carried away and overwhelm me. I think I sometimes allow the stress to overtake and squeeze out any down time to relax and recoup. I am publicly acknowledging this in hopes that I can learn to do better.
This segues into my Valentine's Day.
We shopped for jeans and struck out, we shopped for a good water filter for the shower and struck out (can you tell we are SUPER practical?!). We'll keep looking and find what we want later. No biggie. We considered a dinner and movie night, but opted instead to tackle a couple items on the to do list to reduce the stress level instead. Sometimes the best thing you can give somebody you love is a feeling of relaxation. Who can beat that?!
Irish is never one to go totally giftless for a holiday. I got a gorgeous simplistic bouquet. He knows my tastes well :) :) I loves him! :) (Sorry, I'll keep the mush under control now!)
Aren't they beeeutiful? I <3 Irish! Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Hope it was a great one! Lots of love to all of you; I love my bloggie friends!
What are your best techniques to handle stress? What helps you slow your roll and take things as they come?