Monday, August 18, 2008

Morning Summary

No time to blog this morning. Lots to do at work! Sorry!

Morning summary:

  • Woke up: Exhausted
  • Commute: Miraculously made it to gym
  • Workout: Tough and sweaty
  • Drank: Yummy iced coffee from Starbucks
  • Ate: Big bowl of banana oatmeal
  • Obsession: Barney Butter



Question of the Day

Perfect question for today...

How do you deal with stress?

24 Comments:

VeggieGirl said...

To deal with stress: I listen to music, dance, stretch, and read magazines.

Hang in there with your busy day, Tina!!

sweetpotato said...

I don't deal with stress very well, unfortunately! I usually let it build up until I'm in tears! I'm working on it, though.

Some things that help me are running to clear my head, yoga, and baking. Spending some time alone usually works the best.

Erin said...

To deal with stress, I eat too many cookies. :)
When I'm being more mindful, I stretch, do yoga, work out, clean the house, go on walks, read blogs, cook/bake, etc.
Thanks for the update in spite of your busy morning.

Rose said...

Good luck today, Tina. I hate busy Mondays (!)

One of the hardest parts about stress for me is when my mind starts wondering from topic to topic - I have to get this done; shoot, I forgot about that; how am I going to do that? I think the key is to understand you can't fix everything that hour or even that day. You can't fix everything at once either. You also can't worry about things in which you have no control. I try to repeat these phrases to myself over and over again until I finally believe myself.

I think dealing with stress can be a mind game (like above - trying to block out all other worries) but can also be dealt with in a physical way. For me, running always breaks up bad thoughts along with sitting outside and reading a book.

HangryPants said...

I do not always deal with stress that well, which means I eat bread and cookies. Like Erin said, if I can calm down long enough to think straight I try to do something else like go for a short walk or do yoga. Thinking through the stressful problem usually makes me realize it's not as bad as I thought.

Good luck with your stress.

Simple and Divine said...

Yoga Yoga Yoga... Laughing. Taking a moment to remind that negative voice to STFU ;) And remind myself that I AM JUST FINE and more than strong enough to handle "stress" as I've handled MUCH bigger things in life.

You'll be okay, Trina! Oops! TINA! :) (Hopefully that got your laughter goin a little!)

And your endorphins from your workout should DEF help...So just try to sit back, relax and feel at ease knowing that they will totally take care of your anxiety for you, doll! Deeep DEEP breaths and smiling too... Go into the bathroom look in the mirror and flash yourself a HUUUUUGE CHEESY SMILE! :) Works like a Lucky Charm :)

jenngirl said...

great question! i have been working on healthy ways to deal with stress these past few months...honestly, i find that unless it's something that can be tackled head-on, distraction is a good method. i like crossword puzzles and going for a walk with my ipod!

Erica said...

To deal with stress: Gym! Exercise is the best! Also, a run to starbucks always makes me feel better!

I ordered a sample of the Barney Butter! I can't wait for it to get here!

RhodeyGirl/Irbas/Sabrina said...

I cry when I am stressed out, and I swear it helps me. Well, that and major to do lists if it is being busy that makes me stressy, or talking it out if it is a specific situation stressing me out. But seriously, a few tears, followed by some laughs always seem to do the trick!

sweetsandsweats said...

I try to keep to myself as much as possible. I don't deal all that well when I am overwhelmed and if I interact with others (even the husband) I don't handle it with grace.

Making it to the gym always helps though! It is my alone time that I can think and forget about work/stresses.

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c said...

I don't deal with stress in a healthy way at all. I most often turn to food :( But, I am working on that. Some things that help minimize my feeling stressed is reading and doing yoga. I nice long pound on the treadmill really helps me stay stress free, too.

Jess said...

Running is the best for me. I visualize that I'm running away from the problem - and 4 or 5 miles later, I actually feel like I'm far away! And I usually have a better outlook on how to solve it.

I do confess to relying on tears and sweets sometimes as well!

Mandee Lei said...

Laughing always helps. Watch a funny movie with someone you care about and make pizza or something fun. I also like to run, do yoga, cuddle with my husband and dog, or if it's really bad I just take a hot shower and sleep it off.

Lacey N said...

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sportsnutritionliving said...

For me I pray, read my bible and run or walk... one deals with the mental/spirtual and the other deals with the physical!

Caitlin said...

stress is best handled by some exercise, of course! or deep breathing. or a freak out call to a friend. :D

Tina said...

Lacey,

THANK YOU for telling me about this event at Bella Luna! I want to go so badly and network with other bloggers! Unfortunately, I have Restaurant Week reservations for tomorrow night at that same time. SO bummed! :( If you hear of similar events, please let me know!

chandra said...

I, like many others who have commented so far, don't usually deal well with stress. I tend to get overwhelmed and cry. :)

Exercise is an amazing stress reliever, but it isn't always possibly when you're in the middle of your workday and about to have a breakdown at your desk. In times like these I often take a quit break, lock myself in a bathroom stall or go out to my car and just BREATHE. Take a few minutes to calm down, regroup, and remind myself I have to take things one step at a time. It helps, most of the time. :)

Good luck with your busy day, I hope it isn't too stressful!

krista's kravings said...

If I'm at work I remind myself that the day WILL end. When at home a good, brisk walk always helps....and counting to 10 slowly!

RhodeyGirl/Irbas/Sabrina said...

i don't think i can read your blog anymore because every time you have a starbucks coffee i start craving one and have to leave my office and go for a ride... yummmmmmm

Andrea said...

to deal with stress i eat wayyyyy too much chocolate. never works! well...sometimes ;) i'm learning though that other alternatives works for me like: calling a best friend, going for a walk, sitting outside, reading blogs, drinking water/tea, watching sex and the city lol

Kelsey said...

I'm so suprised you can physically do so much! And still blog?! WOW!
Stress for me: I deal with it ok, but then I don't really do anything to combat it and then I crash. I need to start working on that!!!

Bev said...

I agree with veggiegirl plus get in the kitchen and start baking something with what else but chocolate

Denise said...

Stress, the real disease of the millennium that kills! : (
I struggle at work with all the frantic deadlines and lack of support... so every month basically I crack... What does help is yoga and long walks... Going out drinking till late and getting more tired actually makes it worse for me when I'm stressed, so I rather take it easy and hibernate when I'm too run down. Ideally I'd take a week, or just a few days off every 3 months and go out of town on a mini breakaway... Just hasn't happened this year at all... We're planning to go somewhere quiet next month for 4 days... NEEDED!!!!! What makes it worse, very important... is too much coffee and too much chocolate and cakes... That ends up adding migraine to my work related headaches... Healthy eating during stressful times helps LOADS! x