Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The topic of my post on the Equals Record this week: ways of coping with stress. One tried-and-true method? Chocolate (in moderation, of course). But what happens when the sweet stuff isn't enough?   

An excerpt from the new post:  Stress happens. To everyone. And it has its upsides (I'm convinced, for example, that I work more efficiently under pressure). But the effects of stress aren't always pretty. For the most part, stress is uncomfortable. It's inevitable. It's... stressful. But as I've gotten older,  I've learned that it doesn't have to mean my day is ruined. Having a mile-long to-do list or an encroaching deadline doesn't have to be debilitating. A blank screen doesn't necessarily mean I'm going to run and hide. Instead, it can turn into a date with a bag of chocolate-covered marshmallows. 
See more at the Equals Record, here. (Also, you can find all of my past entries, here.) Thank you so much for your support, as always!

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Stevie P said...

You want to know what else helps? Oysters at Maison.

Amy Turman said...

Lately life has been throwing me stressful curve balls (exciting curve balls though!) and my best stress reliever is a yoga class followed by a few glasses of red wine. Yum!

Lisa said...

How come it's never occurred to me to spell stressed backwards? Brilliant! Loved your post and just left a comment over at the Equals Record :)

Shoko said...

Stevie P, I 100% agree.

Amy, that sounds wonderful. There's a yoga studio two doors down from me, and I'm embarrassed to say I haven't gone yet - maybe now's the time!

Lisa, thank you!

Heather said...

I LOVE that print! I should get one for my desk. Loved your post, as well. I'm also too often battling deadlines and making myself put words onto the screen just to get going. My favorite way to beat stress is by taking a ballet class...and following it up with a nice cocktail. ;)

Shoko said...

Heather, thank you so much! Ballet classes sound awesome - I have thought about taking one (I have ZERO experience) but I haven't worked up the courage yet!

Jennifer Young said...

i laughed at "neon gummy skulls" haha. love it. enjoyed this post! stress has been such a normal part of life lately...exercise or time with friends is always my go-to! ...or cuddles with dexter. :)

Shoko said...

Jen, cuddles with Dexter - what could be better? :)



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