(I feel like I start a lot of my entries like that. Maybe that's how my brain thinks).
Let's talk about stress, shall we?
Here's how it's affecting me this week/semester:
The muscle in my shoulder is twitching about every two minutes.
My skin is more broken out than any 13 year old I know.
My family just flew in from 12 hours away, and I treated them like they were dirt because I was stressed.
I make rude comments to people I don't know and to my best friends.
EVERYTHING makes me mad.
I cry because I take the wrong interstate exit.
I do not care about anyone else's problems.
I get chest pains.
And how much have I accomplished by stressing out this much, you ask?
If anything, I've worked backwards, because I've been miserable trying to accomplish the things I need to do, when I could have done them with joy.
Seems pointless, doesn't it?
If you were with me right now, you would see and hear me taking a big ole' sigh.
I'm guessing that someone who is reading this is stressed about something - big or small. It doesn't really matter how big the issue is.. stress is the same for everyone and everything.
Just take a minute and take a big ole' sigh. I promise you will feel better.
Our lives do not have to be this miserable.
We do not have to live with 2 cents worth of energy when we have to give $300 worth.
We can live full.
(Props to Allison, http://a-borrowedtime.blogspot.com/, for making me realize how stupid I was being).