So. Mid-May is looking a little stressful for me. And I am getting a little anxious thinking about all of the upcoming big life things.
What is happening in the next two weeks:
- dental work
- giving final exam
- submitting grades (within days of final!)
- getting estimate on house for new windows
- exam for a city job
- other job ending (so I will be out of work in a week - which means job search stress goes up)
And then just other normal stupid life things.
I can predict my stress levels will go up significantly in the next week or two, knowing what is coming.
Which means, I can do something ahead of time to make sure that stress doesn't get out of control!!
First step: we are going to take a little getaway! We haven't had much downtime lately with all the extra side work (which I have been SO grateful for, but we have been run ragged for a couple months) and we are going to spend some time at Chris' parents cabin up north.
A little preemptive de-stressing :)
And I am going to make sure I eat exceptionally well and fuel my body with healthy nutrients that can support me through my medical procedures and keep my mind stable.
I will make time to be active and get my extra nerves out physically, so they don't build up on me.
I will take care of myself. I will deal with life in a mature and sane manner ;D
It has been important to note potential trigger situations for me and my anxiety, to not let it get out of control to the point I become a mess. It is important to take care so that I don't fall into old cycles of panic and stress, which inevitably hurt me mentally AND physically (I will definitely overeat when stressed!).
Steps towards becoming a more stable human - stable in mind and body and spirit.