Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Chill Out Dude

I am sorry I haven't blogged in a few days but I have fallen on somewhat of a block. Not too hard for me really. This time of year I start stressing out and I don't know why. Maybe its the holiday season and the gifts I have to buy. Or it could be the change in the weather and realizing I am too fat to fit into last years clothes? For what ever reason I can't get a good nights sleep. Stress... Stress... Stress.... I can't relax!

Today I woke up and tried to do some things differently to see if it would affect my stress level. I started off by trying to eat a little bit better and stay away from too much caffeine. By lunch time I felt a little weak but I was having an ok day. Then a smile overcame my face like Ralphie on Christmas day holding his Red Rider BB gun. Why you say? Because it was massage day at work! For beating year over year sales for last month we got the owner to get us all massages. This could be my chance to ask the masseuse if she could offer any tips on beating the stress I have been dealing with lately.

As I arrived down the hall to the massage room Mary Alice, the message therapist, asked me if I was okay? I responded back and said, "Is it that obvious?" She said you look tense from which I said, "I am and I need some help." She said to make sure that I take time to relax and use music or meditating before I go to bed. I am fine with the music, but the meditating may not work I am way too scatter brain for that. She also said a hot shower before bed could benefit me as well. I can't wait to try this advice out to let go of this stress. Wish me luck!

If you have any tips I would love to hear them.

3 comments:

Casey said...

I tried meditation but it was hard for me b/c I'm scatterbrained like you. Candles, incense, the whole bit. I basically just tried to chill and not think about anything for 10 minutes. Didn't work. What did work for me (and remember that I'm a scatterbrain) is to light a candle and just stare at the flame and let your mind go wherever it wants to. It was very relaxing. Don't know why I stopped doing it. Hmmm...

ken said...

Thanks for the idea! I will try that.

Andrea said...

Maybe you can relax now since I have photo tagged you! Get over to my blog and see what I am talking about!