This week has been long, tiring and quite the roller coaster ride. This weeks events falling the week after a part work/part vacation trip to Miami has not made it any easier. Stress mixed with a bazillion loads of laundry. Anxiety mixed with jet lag. A full schedule with the added work of trying to get back into our routine. Sleep, smiles and relaxation have been spotty around here.
Does it seem that as soon as things start to feel really good and smooth something always comes along to rock the boat? I just wish I could go back to a view of my sweet girl playing in the ocean and collecting sea shells and get off this roller coaster ride. Especially since my mind wants me to eat everything in a 5 mile radius as is my normal, unhealthy, coping mechanism for stress and anxiety. My stomach is in knots, my chest is heavy with the weight of what ifs.
I just want to run away to the land of sandy beaches and palm trees. So today I’m taking a few minutes to breath deeply and remember the scent of sunscreen mixed with salt water, the feel of sand and the sounds of Maddy squealing with delight as the waves roll into the beach. Then it’s back to the grind, but hopefully with a slightly renewed outlook.
How do you get through stressful times with your sanity intact?