Life with a middle schooler, a soon to be middle schooler, and an awesome husband of twelve years. Living in Texas with my heart in Cali, my home then, now, & always will be. No, those aren't my wedding photos. They are our ten year renewal photos.
Hi. I thought I'd write about STRESS. Right now I'm learning about being a new mom and new places away from friends and family at the same time. There are days when the stress gets to me and I feel as if I might not be able to keep it up.
My grandma gave me some sage advice when I was in college. She advised that, when working with people or having another kind of job that doesn't have completion, have something to look at and say, I did that and it's finished. It can be reading a book about something one wants to learn, cleaning out a closet, writing a story, making a piece of jewelry, giving a party... Whatever it is, we need something tangible we can finish because people things and some jobs are never completed. So, finding myself a bit stressed, I've taken up her advice again. I've dug out a how-to-draw book and my pencils and even if it's just a few minutes here and there, I'm working on my skills and I can walk by and say - I drew that walnut! Not only am I feeling less stressed, when I'm with my baby I am more aware, more present and able to enjoy that moment.
What great advice have you been given about stress? How do you implement it?