Wow, have things been super crazy up in here this last month.
So many things are going on right now. Is is stressful? Well, I would be lying to you if I said it wasn't.
It's All Out On The Table Now
There it is.....all out on the table. Big fat stress has arrived at my doorstep. And I know there are many of you who have that same guest banging on your door.
In Stress Management I talked a lot about the fact that stress will occur. No matter how well you prepare for something you will be dumped with some stress. Especially, if someone other than yourself is involved.
If People Would Just Get Their Shit Together
You have control over how you handle a situation. It's the rest of the damn world that needs to get their shit together. Right?
Once you come to terms that you have control over your thoughts about a situation you will realize it is these thoughts that give you your attitude about it.
So with that being said, others involved also have this same damn control. They choose their own thoughts which will lead to what attitude they bring to the table. You can't control any of that. So don't try.
Oh Crap! I know. There are people out there that don't know how to handle shit. For Reals.
This is when you.....yes you....the one that understands your thoughts lead to your actions towards a situation. If you're not here yet go to Stress Management and get caught up. Knowing how all this thought process works just know that others may not have come to this glorious realization yet.
So deal with your own shit and let the others do their thing with theirs.
The Craziness In My Life
Okay, so this craziness I'm barking about in my life.
For starters, I've been preparing a 1st Birthday celebration. Who's 1st Birthday? Well, my sweet friends The Onyx Feather's 1st Birthday. And I'm sending out invites. Look for yours.
I also just bought me a nice little present because my old dinosaur computer that would lock up every three or four words finally got the best of me and I absolutely could not put up with its lack of cooperation one more minute. So, I went and got a computer I've been wanting for a long time........ an iMac. Totes love it.
Work has been so busy, working late, working into lunch, and working into note time. Yikes. And just had performance evaluations. Double Yikes.
I've been increasing my post for the blog and for insta gram. Getting the Fall line for The Onyx Feather ready. And that's no easy task. Design. Redesign. Order inventory. Design some more. Get product ready for the photographer for Product Shoot. Get information together for the web person. Whew.
Seriously, All Of This Really Happened
All the while not only was I fighting with my lame sauce computer I was also chasing this crazy dog I'm trying to find a good home for. That little shit can dig faster than any machine and he runs even faster.
I've had a couple of close friends pass away in the last month.
I've celebrated a zillion September birthdays....including yours truly.
I had major dental work.
I've traveled to a concert to jam the night away.
I've traveled out of state to go hiking. Cause the grass is always greener on the other side. Duh!
How did I handle fighting a loser computer, chase a nascar dog, deal with lose of two friends, handle my workload, design an awesome Fall line, travel to get my jam on. travel to burn calories somewhere else, celebrate one birthday after another?????
This Is Exactly How I Did It
I thought positive thoughts about everything I was faced with. Sometimes....especially when the shit dog dug out three times in one day....finding positive thoughts were difficult. When this happened I would pause and do some deep breathing and a few yoga poses.
Then I would find the best solution to the problem and set out to resolve the problem.
Things are pretty smooth sailing now. However, the disappearing dog issue has not be resolved but I have a plan. So soon, real soon this issue will be a thing of the past.
When stuff starts piling up on you it's time to step back, pause, and do some deep breathing.
Let me remind you:
- Sit or Lie in a comfortable place.
- Close your eyes.
- Inhale through your nose for 7 counts.
- Exhale through your mouth for 4 counts.
- Repeat 5 - 10 times.
- Each breath release what's stressing you.
When you get your head cleared, you can look at the situation more positively.
Don't allow Stress to run your life and cause you to make decisions you'll regret or cause you to turn into a raging bitch. No. Don't let Stress win.
Face your stress and kiss it smack on the lips and then say goodbye.
Go to Stress Management for more tips.