Monday, 8 April 2013
Stress and Anxiety (Slowly Killing Me)
I have actually been overly fatigued and stressed lately. Between softball, making mid-term marks, applying for my summer work experience at the hospital, and family duties, I never really have my own down-time. I probably seem like such a hermit to some people because I'm so get in-get out when it comes to school and, always giving them the excuse " I have softball " when I'm invited out. I sincerely do have softball when I say it though. I swear ! But it's finally taking it's toll on me and my body. I don't do best when it comes to stress or being stressed out. I tend to get rather emotional and suffer from anxiety. Surprise ! I can get it really bad when I let things get to be too much. I've discovered that there are A LOT of negative things that I can do to kill my anxiety and stress. All of which, are not good for me. I really do try to stay away from those but bad habits are hard to break. Especially when they're oh-so addicting. But I have found a few positive things that I can do to kill my anxiety and stress, and calm me down.
1.Eating ice cream while watching Greys Anatomy
I find that the coldness of ice cream not only cools my mouth but, my nerves. There is something about eating a personal sized tub of ice cream with a small spoon that is, ever so smoothing. It strangely really does something for me. Dr.McDreamy and Dr.McSteamy. Need I say more ? I love nothing more than a good drama to emerge myself in. Especially in the hospital setting (my dream workplace). It doesn't matter how depressing the show may get, I forget my problems and put myself in theirs. It really takes my mind off things.
2.Painting my nails
You don't want nail polish all over your cuticles. You don't want one hand prettier than the other. You can't have one nail perfect and the other looking like a mess. One must focus to get the perfect, or at least try to get the perfect, home-made manicure. Focusing takes my mind off what is stressing me. It was my aunt who once said " It never mattered how bad my day was, I could always buy a bottle of nail polish and feel better. " It's a cheap way of retail therapy, a way to get your nails pretty (because everyone knows an outfit isn't complete without some nails all done up), and a quick way to de-stress yourself and forget what was causing your trouble.
Hoping that I can make it to the end of this week without entering my bed and never leaving it.