I would be a liar if I said I didn’t stress easily. I get stressed quickly when things are not in order or if life feels out of my control. Just a few hours ago I felt my blood pressure rise because I couldn’t get the tinfoil roll to fit in the drawer (first of all, why do they make tinfoil rolls to long to fit in a kitchen drawer?! What the fork.) and I was simultaneously freaking out because I haven’t finished packing and have to leave in the morning and forgot to get some extra snacks for the plane because I have this irrational fear that I won’t be able to find anything to eat. No major problems, but this kind of stuff can have the ability to ruin my night if I let it.
Ugh. Stress. Sweating the little things drains my spirit, and I let it happen far to often. My husband rarely stresses like I do, and when he does it is usually warranted. He’s constantly trying to get me to “shake it off” literally by doing crazy arm waving moves and “shaking away” my stress.
I try to work on not letting things get to me. I really do. I know that stressing over all of these things that really don’t need to be stressed over wears down my body and doesn’t contribute to healing or any sort of healthy lifestyle. I’m a work in progress.
Part of my self-care includes sitting down with a hot beverage and just sipping. It used to be hot water with lemons in the mornings, and that was awesome. Lately it’s been hot cider at night after dinner, and that’s great too. Something about a warm drink in a cute coffee mug fills my soul with comfort. It’s like with each sip some of that stress melts away, and I wonder why I was ever freaking out about the too junky junk drawer or whatever little thing that doesn’t matter in the first place.
What fills your cup?
2 thoughts on “Gratitude Challenge: Day 3-Fill Up My Cup”
I tend to stress out too much, too. Probably why I developed ulcerative colitis. My stress reliever is a glass of wine while playing mindless videogames late in the evening. Works every time.
I like it! I can see how video games could be a stress reliever, you kinda get to leave this world behind for a bit while you play.