Thursday, June 14, 2007

Feeling Stressed

I'm feeling stressed about getting all my work done. I'm taking the day off. Quite honestly, I'm not sure what this graphic means but I'll link to it (It's the Cattleman's stress test.) You can be the judge.


marja said...

I felt stressed today too. So many things to do and they ALL seemed important. Amazingly I realized that I didn't HAVE to do ALL those things. I was carrying a lot of SHOULDS that really didn't have to be. So I dropped one item that I was really worrying about but wasn't - in all reality - as important as I thought it was. Now I feel so much better.

Are there any things you are considering important when they really aren't?

Bipolar Wellness Writer said...

That's a good question and one that I always ask myself when I feel stressed. In this case, I have a lot of work to do and there's a real deadline so that's not a "should" but a "must."

We had another family celebration for my son's birthday, which was Monday. Because it was planned in advance, and because I had to cancel so many activities in my son's childhood, I never cancel anything relating to him unless it's an emergency.

But I still managed to take some time off and rest for about an hour this afternoon. I worked through dinner but then I've spent the last few hours watching a film on TV.

Years ago, I would have worked straight through and felt stressed during my son's lunch because I had so much to do.

These days, I'm so glad that I'm feeling well that I turn off my work persona when I need to--and just enjoy the moment.

But thanks for asking!


"Dootz" said...

What if they both look like cows to me?... I'm afraid of the prognosis...

Bipolar Wellness Writer said...

If that's the case, you may have an illness that's far worse than bipolar disorder! (smiling face)


Cindy said...

Oh, this is goooood. I live in cow-country. My family, as a matter of fact, has run a feed and farm supply store for nearly 50 years now, and Great Scott's dad raised cattle most of his life, too. Sent this link around immediately, you can be sure!