I have a great boss. She always listens but never coddles. I feel confident that at least for now, I've resolved the issues that I've been having at work. That alone feels amazing. I have a clear path to finding a real balance and I'm really hoping that it all works out.
Now that I don't have anything real to focus these feelings of stress and anxiety on, I am having trouble processing why I still feel a little overwhelmed. I kind of feel like the Cyclops from X Men, without his lazer/visor thing. With nothing to aim all of my stress and frustration at, I fear that I will destroy everything.
So my focus now is stress relief. Obviously, I am not going to become stress free over night or ever but I have to do something to at least try to curb it a little. If for no other reason than I need to focus on something to get me through.
I am feeling so much better lately and I don't want to let the stress bring me back down. I'm looking into meditation and I'm going to start getting outside more often; going on hikes, making bonfires in my parents backyard, sleeping on the balcony when I stay at the beach. I'm going to shed this stress, I must. I'm actually excited to explore and find what works for me.
Stress can be crippling and I'm determined to find a way to handle it without shutting down or getting upset.
How do you guys deal with stress? I'd love to hear different ways that you keep yourselves level.