Did you know that today was National Stress Awareness Day?
Here's a photo of Lexi and me this morning. We are on our way to nursery on the train. I discovered that our car was completely dead. At 7.30am.
2020: The gift that keeps on giving. 😬
As you can see, she had a great time going on the train and then the bus. As you can see from my eyes, I was not having a great time.
I was super stressed and really tearful. I had a call at 9am and my work phone was dead. Would we make it in time for her to get breakfast?! Would I be able to find somewhere to charge my phone to be able to dial in?! Is it too late to sign up for the Mars colony programme?!
Imagine there’s a bucket you carry with you which slowly fills up when you experience different types of stress.
Sometimes you feel strong enough to carry a lot of stress, but it’s important to find activities which help you lighten the load.
My stress bucket has been operating at a pretty full level for most of 2020; actually... since 1986 😜 but I can usually deal with quite high levels before it starts to get to me.
I feels like it has been one thing after another this year and today was the day, it overflowed.
Of course, the car got sorted. I was able to dial in and charge up my phone AND get coffee! (Thank you Starbucks) but I still couldn't shake the awful feeling of dread and anxiety that had completely clouded my day.
Andy was super adorable and bought me a box of m&s chocolates and mojitos; not going to lie, I've eaten quite a few chocolates and I'll be cracking open the mojitos pretty soon.
Tonight, I plan on doing absolutely nothing. Taking time to relax. I did just write "I'm sure that tomorrow will be a better day" but it is the start of Lockdown 2.0 so... I'm sure that tomorrow will be a lot less stressful.