Thank you RESCUE for sponsoring this post! It’s about stress – and how I go all David on that Goliath in my life. The following is a true story, embarrassing as it may be. And if you are wondering what RESCUE is? Check out their website or keep reading.
You know what stresses me out?
- Thinking I know how to do something then doing it and finding out I did it completely wrong. (I’m looking at you,
hard boiledsoft boiled eggs).
- Being late. (Seriously kids, find your freaking jackets already!!)
- And almost missing a deadline. (Oh hi, blog. I missed you.)
But how I react to the stress – or better yet prevent it – makes all the difference in my day. Especially since how I act influence how my kids act and then how I react again. It’s an infuriating cycle.
The Cure (No, not the band, the cure for STRESS, duh)
I started working out in the evenings – to get my stress OUT of me. But I was still stressed out during the day. I’d scream obscenities in my head at the computer.
You stupid F&*#ing piece of shit. No. Don’t freeze. NO YOU PC FROM HELL!”
Then, I stop.
“Breathe, Annie. You need a break. Go upstairs and get some ice water.”
Forcing myself to move, changing scenery and talking myself down. It’s what works for me.
You should hear what I say to myself when I work out, it’s even better.
You can do this. Count to 10. Remember The Unstoppable Kimmy Schmidt? You can do anything for 10 seconds. Then start the next 10 seconds. *Counting* See! You ran for 10 seconds! Keep going! Yeah, I rock! First this hill, then Pinky, THE WORLD!!
Don’t run with me. You will hear me audibly say those things. Then when I hit 3 minutes of non-stop jogging I actually holler, “YES! I DID IT!”
Positive self-talk, it works.
So, we have positive self-talk and exercise as positive mood boosters and stress killers. What else helps you?
COFFEE! #Guilty. Caffeine is an amazing drug.
Then there are those amazing oils. The oils of smelly magic. And also? Homeopathic RESCUE.
RESCUE? Yup! You know how essential oils come from the oils of plants? These homeopathic drops come from flowers. It’s a super old recipe, been around for AGES, and tons of people claim it helps them feel better – like less stressed, able to think with a clearer mind, more relaxed.
This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and RESCUE blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.