I got really stressed out at work this last week.
I did not, in certain crucial ways, have a difficult week. If my life were difficult, I would understand my anxiousness last week very differently. But, nothing in particular happened.
It was a week sufficiently in tact: work, riding, daily farm chores, and Matthew and Emmitt were both well. So why was I a bundle of stress on Friday afternoon? I don’t drink alcohol very often but I felt the need to quell my buzzing brain and anxious feelings. So Matthew took me to the Rio restaurant in Fort Collins. Anyone that has had a Rio margarita can testify that they can mess you up. I drank half of my marg and I was feeling much better (it doesn’t take much…).
I’ve been thinking a lot this weekend about why I got so stressed and what I what I want to do differently this week so I can create a different experience.
Here’s my plan:
Those two things, that’s where I’m going to start. Life is too short to be stressed.
What about you? What strategies do you use to keep stress from building?