Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Working Mommy Wednesday: You Know You're Stressed When...


One of this week's prompts is "You know your stressed when..."

Ha! Perfect timing. I am stressed right now about....a lot of things. My parents, my kids, my work, my house, my body. How do I know? My shoulders are so tight they almost reach my ears, my stomach is crampy, my jaw hurts from clenching it, I'm cranky and short-tempered with everyone, I just want to eat crappy food, and Monday night after I had a fight with our 3-year-old because she informed me that SHE was in charge, I was so angry that I cleaned the kitchen, did the dishes, a load of laundry and tidied the living room instead of going to bed like I had planned since I was so exhausted. On the upside, I was happy to see a clean kitchen Tuesday morning.

What do I do when I'm stressed? Well, some things that are better than others. Usually, have a pity party and eat chocolate and watch TV. What helps my stress? Exercising, talking it out, going to church, eating healthy foods, getting a good night's sleep. I felt a little better yesterday after typing up my rant and doing my push ups. Still have a long way to go, but I'll get there! Need to focus on the positive.

8 comments:

Unpolished Parenting said...

I have noticed I do the tense shoulder and jaw thing too when I'm stressed.

Hopefully this devotional will help us find ways to deal with our stresses! :)

Julia said...

yep, the stress headaches and shoulder tension. i hear ya. way to go on the pushups though!! keep it up!!

i'm super stressed too right now, not enough hours in the day.

Not Just Another Jennifer said...

Thanks for the support, ladies!

Gina said...

I can totally relate to physical pain with stress. But not so much the cleaning spree... ;)

gopopgo said...

Keep doing the things that help. Hope thins get better for you. And quick!

Not Just Another Jennifer said...

Thanks, everybody! Unfortunately, I've hit the final stage of being overstressed - getting sick. Blech....

Miss. Candy said...

Welcome to Project Skinny!!! I apoligize I have not connected back with you sooner, things have been crazy!!! We will be back on track this Monday so yes, plese join us in our journey together as women, women who support each other in becoming healthier, happier women!!!

P.S. Stress is a huge diet killer! LOL!!

Not Just Another Jennifer said...

Thank you! I'm so excited to surround myself with healthy karma!

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