Last week was a very good week as far as getting stress under control. As you may have read, the visit to the second counselor went really well. After the revelation that she made, I was better able to handle the stress of the week. One of the ways that I coped, though, was through cutting out my exercise routine. Emily, my personal trainer, has been a champ at dealing with all of my canceled opportunities. Honestly, when I was bogged down with everything else that was stressing me out, trying to keep an appointment with her stressed me out even more. Why? I don’t know. Exercise truly makes me feel better, but in the heat of the moment, it was just one more thing that needed to be done that takes time to do. I felt that if I took time away from doing homework that it wouldn’t get done. I ended up staying at work until 10pm almost every night last week just to make sure it *did* get done. Then, I just did things that made me happy. Getting the homework off of my plate opened up the rest of the weekend where I could do things I enjoy:
(top to bottom, clockwise) – work, as I was leaving Thursday night, completed Pinterest Project (magnetic make-up holder), having Michael and Stephanie over for games, cooking healthy food, and fixing things for my grandma with my papa-bear.
To be fair, some of these pictures are older, but it captures the gist of things that make me happy. That, and gaming. I got together with a few people from the guild and did my first dungeon in GW2 this weekend:
Today I’m going to meet with Emily and catch her up on all of the goings on. We’re going for a walk over lunch and then I’m going to get back into my fitness routine. I’m starting up the C25k again, and hoping to use that in between my strength training days.
Glitter and goals, folks, that’s what’s going to get me back on track.