Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Handling Stress

I thought I was really doing pretty well with stress this week. I had my cleansing time on Sunday and was really as at peace as I imagined I could be. I felt a sense of calm about all the things going on. Tonight, after a very hectic evening (busy schedule), I asked Jeff if he would mind rubbing my shoulders since I felt a bit of a headache coming on. Heavens. To. Betsy. The PAIN. I apparently took my emotional stress- like, all of it... every shred, every whisper, every hint... about Zach, about Teagan, about money, about work, about friends, about the universe- and slammed and stuffed it all into my shoulders, my neck, my back. Even after a very nice and relaxing massage from the Mister... I can now feel just how tense I am. Emotionally- I'm cool as a cucumber. Physically- My body wants to fire me. Anyone know a good, free masseuse?

11 comments:

Amy said...

I'd love to find a free masseuse (sp)

mimbles said...

Oh, I know what that feels like, not fun! :-(

A massage sounds like a very good idea, any chance you could go get one? Or, failing that, get Jeff trained up and have him on hand at all times!

Flartus said...

I think Jeff is gonna be your best bet, short of a massaging showerhead (which I've never found all that effective.)

Or, lots of alcohol. :D

Clark Kent's Lunchbox said...

sounds like you and my wife are having the same week. I think I'll give her a massage and see if that helps. It's weird how stress sneaks up on us when we think it's all good.

Shell said...

Deep breaths, mama!

Joanie M said...

You definitely need a day at a spa!

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

I love the Far Side. I'm a lot like you. Stress likes to hang out in my neck and shoulders. Yeah, that's all I got.

Mellodee said...

This is a bit of a longshot, but check your health insurance policy (if you have one). Sometimes, massage is covered if prescribed by a doc or a chiropractor. Also check out some stress relieving stretches and such that focus on shoulders and neck. and most importantly.... breathe!

Teacher Tom said...

Sadly, massages are like lunch -- there are no free ones.

Maybe you could trade for one. I have several massage therapist friends who are forever trading a massage for things like rides to the airport and help with their taxes. Maybe you have a skill someone needs.

Seth M. Ward said...

lol love the farside. Nice touch.

Mrs4444 said...

I know you've already received a remedy for this, but in the future, consider a local massage school; they are cheap and very nice!