There are a few things I’ve discovered recently: I can’t handle losing my composure and chocolate doesn’t solve everything.
I usually try to remain somewhat level-headed, using sarcasm and humor to get through most stressful situations. When that doesn’t work, I turn to Godiva, Ghirardelli or my BFFs: Ben & Jerry.
But recently I’ve found that those methods don’t always work which is making me even more stressful. And perplexed.
Don’t get me wrong — I’ve had total breakdowns in my life: When my dad died. When my kids left for college. When Jack the dog died on “Little House on the Prairie.”
But this is different: I’m letting the little stressors in life become big stressors. I’ve dipped into my chocolate stash and it’s not helping (but it’s still damn good).
I think part of the problem is that I’ve been working more hours than usual and NOT reaching out to my network of friends — both on the home front and in cyberspace (I really do love my extended Friends network online — they make me smile).
So my goal for today, besides finishing the Godiva on my desk, is to check in with my friends — whether it’s a text, FB message or email. I will NOT let the little things in life get me down.
I feel better already.