Side Notes: Turning It Around
It’s been a rough few days. Some schedule things got mixed up early on the week that exhausted me. If you add in the stress of finishing Christmas shopping, little to no work, some thoughts on relocating temporarily, and sending out all my holiday goodies I have been teetering on the edge. Oh, and my hormones are on the rage, so that sucks.
When I get stressed out, it gets taken out in different areas. Normally, I would run my little heart out to clear my head and I’m set to go. But with this hip injury not getting any better (ie I somehow tweeked it AGAIN some time this week that has resulted in the same pain as three weeks ago. Damnit.) I’m even more frustrated on the workout front. I’m lucky to have Bobbi’s Holiday Shred to keep me busy for at least a 1/2 an hour each day, but I’m used to more than that, ya know? I’m walking in hopes of it replacing running, but if you’re a runner, you know that it’s just not the same. Unless I have fun company, that it’s ok.
So by Wednesay night when I was ready to throw a fit because I was in pain and frustrated, I felt myself turning to my old ways…body bashing, restricting, guilt tripping, you name it, I was thinking of doing it. But after a few hours of my own little pity party, I turned off the tv, turned on only the Christmas lights and piano music, and did some YOGA. I don’t do it often because I tend to get bored with it, but when I’m stressed, it’s my life saver! Fourty minutes later and I was able to breath, think clearly, and move on from my bad moment.
That little dose of relaxation was just what I needed. I have been telling myself to do more yoga while I am recovering from this hip injury but with one yoga teacher in my entire town and prices up the yang yang, I let it fall on the wayside and just forgot about it. Oops. I really should have stuck with getting more into it…heh.
What do you do to stay calm during the holidays or stressed out times? I also do monotonous things like fold laundry, vacuuming and such, but I can only do so much laundry, ya know? LOL.