The last few weeks have been a freaking whirlwind of emotions. Very good emotions, very stressful emotions, and everything in between. My mind has been on such over-drive, I’ve lost nine pounds in a very short time for no apparent reason other than being stressed out.
That whirlwind has died down, and now I’ve been in bed for two days– sick as a dog. This used to happen to me after finals in college. I’d be running around for a week stressed out of my mind and then as soon as I took the finals I’d be sick for a week. Every single semester, without fail.
You guys know that I’ve been working on getting my health in order, but this most recent bout has shown me that getting healthy isn’t just about the body. It’s about the mind too. I can’t only eat right and exercise and expect that to be enough. Clearly, because that’s what I’ve been doing and I’m still sick. I need to figure out how to calm my mind and not let stress wear me down.
I’ve never tried to get a hold of my stress before, so I’m not really sure where to start. Michael likes doing yoga and suggested it might help me on this quest to quiet my mind and get healthy. I’ve never liked yoga, but right now I’m pretty willing to try anything.
What have you guys done to help with your stress?