Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Learning to Chill Out

Those of you who know me personally, know that I can be a little high strung every now and then.  Ben thinks I might have a little ADHD... whatever.  I like to keep busy, stick my fingers (and sometimes toes, if you will excuse the mental image) in as many pies as I can.  I don't know why I do it.  I just really like to get involved.

Ben has been telling me for years, that I need to take time once in a while to "chill out."  This is a concept that is really hard for me because I like to go, go, GO until I pass out on my bed at night.  I really want to live my life to the fullest and not waste precious time.

So I get "bribed" to chill out.  Ben knows what my weaknesses are.  I really like a good computer game.  If my dear husband knows I need some "me" time, then he orders me a new computer game because he knows I will obsess over it until I finish it... that's a good 30 hours of "chill out" time.

A great way to get me to cool off, is taking me out to dinner.  I LOVE to go out to eat and I will eat super slow and order the biggest yummiest thing on the menu just so I can sit there longer.  And restaurant leftovers ROCK!

Sometimes, Ben will just offer to watch the kids so I can go to the gym.  This is not only great fun, but it helps me work off some of this energy in the form of stress that gets built up.  I love working out.

Once in a while I get grounded from the internet.  I am very passionate about my opinions and beliefs and when I read something that really ticks me off, I get so upset that Ben shuts off my computer and tells me to take a bath... one of those other stress relievers.  This happened to me on Monday when a friend of mine posted something anti-troops on Facebook... on Memorial day!  Really got me going.  Ben took us all on a hike.

So you may have noticed I haven't posted in a few days.  Well, I have been practicing my "chilling out" and focusing on bettering myself and reaching my goals rather than worrying about things I can't control... and that's one of my toughest challenges!

-Cat

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