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Do Not Like Feeling This Way

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

This week has been challenging to say the least.

The computer that I use at work is crashing and I have to figure out alternate ways to do just about everything that is on my daily to do list at work.

I posted a blog yesterday about stress and I have been searching the Spark Community and website for tips on how to deal with stress.

Sometimes I think I am doing well.

As long as I remember that I am not in charge things seem to be a little less stressful.

  
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MARTYLYNN1 12/17/2014 12:32PM

    Dealing with stress is hard, especially when something unexpected like your computer problems come up. Keep reminding yourself this is a temporary situation and not a forever thing. You have received a lot of god suggestions here about taking small breaks before going back a dealing with things. Hang in there.
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THOMASINA57 12/17/2014 11:12AM

    It's not easy, but try to deep breath for a few minutes when you get overwhelmed. For me, just getting outside into the fresh air and taking a few deep breaths seems to help. emoticon

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BLESSEDWRITER 12/17/2014 10:16AM

    One day, one hour - even one minute at a time. Take deep breaths and 3 minute vacations in your head if you need to.

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ALEXSGIRL1 12/17/2014 9:03AM

    very true close your eyes now and then and just breathe hugs

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JENSTRESS 12/17/2014 8:32AM

    Ugh, yes that does sound stressful. The only thing that I can think of is come up with solutions and go from there. That is what helps me de-stress... of course, when there aren't as many solutions, it gets hard!

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SWEETNEEY 12/17/2014 7:55AM

    remember one thing at a time. Take your time do it right.

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GHOSTFLAMES 12/17/2014 5:53AM

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TRYINGHARD54 12/17/2014 5:52AM

    hang in there. it will all work out.

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Stress....

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Stress.... Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Or somewhere in between?

Sometimes it motivates me. Sometimes it feels overwhelming. Sometimes it makes me see things differently. Sometimes it makes me look up and realize that I need help from a power greater than myself. Sometimes it stops me in my tracks and sometimes it brings me to my knees.

What do you think? Is stress a good thing or a bad thing? And how do you cope?

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 12/16/2014 6:46PM

    sometimes its good sometimes too much hugs for a good blog and a lot to think about

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JENSTRESS 12/16/2014 9:03AM

    Hmm. Good question. Mostly I think of stress as getting to the level where things are a little overwhelming. I can handle say a good amount of stressors, but when they hit a certain level, THAT is when I want to cry and hide. (not literally)

I do think that a certain amount of stress is what it takes to change. But too much. I usually cope by writing out lists to try to solve any issues and make them more manageable, then accomplish what needs to be done. And then I workout, which tends to make me feel even better.

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Allergies Are No Joke

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Allergies are no joke. I just got off of the phone with my mom. She called me because she was having an allergic reaction to a skin care product that she used and she wanted to know if I had ever experienced difficulty with this same product.

The truth is that I am very careful about the skin care products that I use because I have had allergic reactions to some of these products in the past.

Recently I had to verbalize a request for a client to cut back on the amount of cologne that he was wearing when he came into the office. Each time that he walked through the door I was experiencing difficulty breathing. The cologne was triggering an allergic response for me. Some of my coworkers were appalled that I had said something to the client about this problem. Allergies are no joke.

It's not just a matter of personal preference. It is a matter of health. Some of us cannot handle these chemicals in our environment or on our skin. I am one of these individuals.

I am beginning to understand the necessity of doing whatever it takes to live the best life that I can. For today that means that I need to ask for the things that I need including a work environment that is free of the things that trigger an allergic reaction. Even if that means that a client needs to cut back on his cologne when he is coming to the office for services, I am going to ask for what I need in order to live a healthy life.

This has been my wake up call for today.

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ALEXSGIRL1 12/7/2014 6:57PM

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MARTYLYNN1 12/7/2014 12:29PM

    I understand completely what you are saying. I know it was difficult for you to say something to the client. A lot of fragrance triggers my asthma and I have had to ask people not to wear theirs when around me. I have had to leave stores because of this. No, allergies are no joke.

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VALYNN26 12/7/2014 11:32AM

    I completely agree! emoticon

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DYANNE4293 12/7/2014 9:41AM

    So true! If I don't take care of me, who will!?!?

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My Inspiration for Today

Sunday, December 07, 2014

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)

  
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SWEETNEEY 12/7/2014 9:09AM

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My Goal For Today

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

My goal for today is to decide what my next goal is going to be. I need a target, something to work toward.

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 12/3/2014 6:22PM

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MARTYLYNN1 12/3/2014 12:19PM

    Pick a small easy to attain goal. All those small goals add up over time.
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JENSTRESS 12/3/2014 9:34AM

    Google FITNESS CHALLENGES. There are a lot of health and fitness challenges out there that would really give you a month long goal to work toward!

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TRYINGHARD54 12/3/2014 6:03AM

    you can do it...

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