Category Archives: Stress

Sick and I don’t feel like doing anything but…

  • I woke up @ 8:00 am today with a runny nose and a nasty headache.
  • I thought of going back to sleep again but I figured, I just need a shower and my headache will just go away.
  • Of course, it didn’t so I just brewed coffee instead, sat on the couch, watch the news hoping some thing might enlighten me.
  • Nah, I can’t understand what they were talking about. I found out that it’s gonna be chilly and windy outside.
  • I left my coffee on the table and am not sure if my dog sipped a bit of it. I don’t care. My headache won’t go away.
  • I went back on the kitchen, toast a half slice of Cinnamon bagel, put a little bit of hazelnut cream cheese, took a bite and I feel so sick to my stomach. I left my bagel on the table and decided to take a nap.
  • I can’t sleep, bored, and I feel totally useless.
  • I looked around my bedroom and every thing is a mess! Books, magazines, pens, bottled water, a roll of tissue paper, cd’s and other paraphernalia scattered all over my room! Sh*t! I have to get up and clean my room.
  • While cleaning my room, I realized that I got a ton of dirty laundry, too. So, I started sorting my clothes and do my laundry.
  • Down in the basement, I found my Dad and brother cleaning the basement and me being such a nice person (pfffftt!) decided to help them a little bit.
  • While cleaning, I started sneezing and I felt so dizzy. I thought I might faint so I went back upstairs and took a sip of cold coffee. I was about to turn my back and check what’s going on the basement but in the blink of an eye I also realize that I have to cook.
  • I don’t wanna cook and I don’t feel like cooking but I really have to cook. I forgot about the frozen turkey that I left on a huge “palanggana” to thaw.
  • I finally decided that roast turkey is good enough for dinner. I don’t usually cook something like this on a daily basis because it take so much work and besides, turkey is a bit expensive but a bit cheaper since it’s holiday season.
  • After preparing all the necessary ingredients, I noticed that I hadn’t turned on the radio. I didn’t like the song they were playing on the radio so I turned the radio off. After a few seconds, I turned the radio back on and clicked on the “play cd” button. Oh my gosh! Backstreet Boys! Hahaha!
  • I totally and absolutely forgot that I own a Backstreet Boys cd and yes, I loved them back in the early 90s and early 2000s. Whew! Tempus fugit! Brings back memories, ya know! What the heck! Last thing I knew, I was dancing to the tune of “I Want It That Way” and “Get Another Girlfriend.”
  • While dancing and checkin out my dance moves in the mirror, I once again realized that I no longer possessed my own “unique-cool-uber funky-dance moves.” Heck! I also realized that I gained another stupid pound! Grrr! What to do, what to do?
  • Now that I just finished eating dinner with my uber so dysfunctional family, an idea came to my mind: I will stop eating chocolates for a whole month!
  • Nice thought, you think? No!!!! I don’t think I can! What am gonna do with 2 jumbo Cadbury chocolate bars that my friend gave me? Do I have to throw it away? Of course not!
  • After so much musings, whining, and ranting to myself, I once again realized that I forgot to take medicine for my headache. I forgot about my earlier bout of sneezing and I now once again sneezing non-stop. I can feel my head ache truly aches and oh my goodness…I am beat!

Guess, I better lie down and sleep. I am sick and I don’t feel like doing anything but….I am absolutely bored! I just hope that I’ll feel a little bit better tomorrow morning. Oh well, whatever.

Relax (Body, Mind, and Soul)

Ways To Relax:

1. What does relaxation mean to you? How do you feel when you are relaxed? Write a list of relaxing words on an index card and keep it at your desk as a reminder.

2. Express creativity. All you need is a “little kid” coloring book with old favorite cartoon characters, an extra large box of crayons, and no artistic standards. And don’t be afraid to color outside the lines!

3. Clean out the clutter. Mental clutter may keep you from falling asleep, but physical clutter can affect you as well. Take some time this week to clean up the piles of clothes, stacks of magazines, or numerous knick-knacks that are cluttering your bedroom. A simplified environment serves as a natural sedative.

4. Are you constantly looking at your watch while WAITING in line at the supermarket? Are you impatient before an appointment or until your children’s lessons are finished? Treat yourself to a “waiting enhancer.” Carry a favorite magazine or paperback book in your bag to while away the time pleasantly.

5. Carry an umbrella. Being prepared minimizes stress. So purchase a few small, fold-up umbrellas. Leave one in your car, another in your attache, or at the office. Then you’ll never worry about getting caught in the rain.

6. Take a jog or an aerobics class. More than 70 percent of people say that they don’t work out because they are too tired., but what they may not know is that exercise is a great stress reliever. If you break the fatigue-inactivity cycle, you will be rewarded with relaxation.

7. After a tiring day, soothe those tight muscles by filling the bathtub with 2 cups of Epsom salts and hot water (stimulating but not scalding). Sink into the tub and lunge with a towel or bath pillow behind your head. When the water begins to cool, stand up and turn on the shower. Rinse off with a blast of cold water, then end with a warming stream.

8. Aroma Therapy. Essential oils are highly concentrated essencesderived from plants and flowers. Relax with the sedating scents of lavender, lemon balm, Roman chamomile, neroli, ylang ylang, and clary sage.

9. Write your own horoscope. Some mornings don’t you just wish the overgeneralized newspaper horoscopes were right? Make believe. “Grab the brass ring and do what you have wanted to do for a long time,” or “The stars are right for romance.” Live today with that possibility.

10. Postpone procrastination. We often put off unpleasant tasks. We stall because we are afraid of making decisions or mistakes. This just prolongsour tension and discomfort. Figure out the reasons for your procrastination. Then, don’t delay. Do it now!