We all get stressed. It’s a simple fact about life. Those days that your to-do list is just far too long, nothing is going right, or everything on your list is just taking far longer than it was supposed to take (this happens to me a lot). There are a few things I have learned about myself that generally help me on days like this…
I have to lean on the things that I believe. I love a mighty God that desires to take the burden off of my shoulders, the true hardships and devastations in life, but I believe that his desire is even to remove the burden of my smaller stresses. I cast my cares upon him, whether they are large or small.He is the provider of my direction and also my peace.
I cast my emotional and mental stress upon the Lord.
………and my physical stress upon my bed!
Sometimes a good nap is all your body needs to power through an intense day. I prefer to take that little nap with a cozy blanket, warm, straight from the dryer.
This is kind of a silly de-stresser….magazines. yup.
If I am creatively stressed…. sometimes it’s easier to take a break from whatever I am creating, and get lost in the pages, the articles, the photos…it’s nice….and Readymade, Kinfolk are always at the top of the list!
Some days, especially the creatively stressed days. Like days before a big big craft show, Matt has to just make me stop.
When I’m slaving away, consuming crazy amounts of coffee, and getting all wild eyed about the to do lists, and the production goals I have set out for myself (which tend to be very impractical)….Matt must make me stop.
He makes me look at everything I have accomplished that day, and tells me I’m awesome.Then we usually go and do something fun, a mini date….it really works.
I mean look at that guy….who could be stressed with him around?
Matt and I live very close to Orlando, which means we live very close to the Magic Kingdom. We got season passes as an anniversary gift last year, so on a spare day during the most stressful of weeks….we go to the happiest place on Earth! We ride rides, see cute little ladies all dressed up like Disney princesses, and DO NOT talk about work…or bills.
There is no better place to be distracted from stressful things!
This little cutie is always a very helpful stress reliever too! She doesn’t care if I missed a deadline, or didn’t get enough done today…she just wants to cuddle!
What are your secrets for banishing stress?