Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Dealing With Stress

I don't deal with stress particularly well. Mind you I don't freak out or lose it but I tend to cope with it in self destructive ways. For example drinking a jumbo of vodka on a Tuesday night or smoking a whole pack of cigarettes in an hour. Just like this can be a downward spiral drink too much spend to much money get depressed drink more I am hoping that the positive steps I have been taking will start it all spinning the other way.

Positive things that help me relieve stress

- Walking the dog
- Reading a book
- Watching the Twins
- Giving\Getting Backrubs
- Cleaning
- Hugs
- Working out
- Taking care of business

I need to curtail the current level of drinking and quit smoking it is a no brainier, but why is it so hard? Why am I scared to let go of a blanket that smothering me to death?

I have so much to look forward to in life why do I have such a hard time embracing it and instead worry constantly that it is all going to be taken away?

I think I am going to take the month of July and just work on spinning momentum the other direction.


Jenn'fer said...

Biz - here's what I can tell you... you will let go of the blanket when you are ready... and as much as we (meaning all those that love you) want to take you by the hand and help.... you must walk this path alone...we'll be on the sidelines cheering you on... but you must take that first step when you are good and ready. Doing it "for the ones you love" , or for other reasons won't get you the results you want .... we'll be here for you when you are ready....

Rocketstar said...

Amen brotha. I am actually right there with you and have thought about getting onto the wagon for a bit as I think I need to. A month is a long time but I shoudl do it.

Let me know if you are doing it and I'll jump on with you. Starting after the 4th of july weekedn of course.

Bill From Gainesville said...

Dont over think things Your Mojo will come to you when your mojo is ready to come to you..

Ma said...

Good luck BriGuy~ don't be so hard on yourself, you're on the right track~ the first step is voicing the thought :)