Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Stress is my teacher
So I get to be still and go deeper - to find other levels of reserves to deal with my feelings (or feelers - as a favorite website of mine tagged them). If I can change how I look at things in a quiet way, then there is much less tension and I don't need to respond inappropriately, or more aptly, unhealthfully.
Stress has shone a spotlight on the areas of my life that still require work. Can I learn to view that opportunity with gratitude? Probably not. Can I quit resisting and lessen the internal damage? Probably.
Yesterday was a wonderful day. I practice good self-care in a lot of ways. I didn't ride the parking shuttle and walked about a mile to and from my car. I went to spin class in the morning and I spent some time on the treadmill at lunch. I meditated and I journaled. I ate three meals yesterday with no snacking (it's not that I'm anti-snacking - I just managed to keep my eating "confined". Go me.
I've already packed my breakfast and lunch for the day and I've been to spin class. So far, I've treated myself well and have given me the best opportunity I can today to be kind - to me.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Obstacles teach.