We all have it.
We all go through it on a daily basis.
It does not matter what you are going through, the degree, whatever.
For me it is all on how you execute those feelings of angst, craziness, and sometimes overwhelmed.
They have to go somewhere they need an outlet. This is what I have learned the hard way.
The old me kept it bottled up tight with a nice lid and then proceeded to keep it locked and warm in layers if fat. I lived carrying so much stress and anger that I let it weigh me down quite literally to an extent.
I am learning to let things go. I am learning that you really cannot sweat the small stuff but you can make yourself sweat and it helps those feelings subside. For the bigger issues I look forward to my long runs. Those are the times I can let it all out and it helps me not turn to food.
This is why I exercise everyday and run. Some think its not wise to workout 7 days a week and I undersand but I took a pill everyday to help me deal with anxiety attacks and depression and I must tell you the exercise is much less harmful to my body :)
So these next few days will be some of my most stressful as a mom to a toddler having surgery and student during finals weekend but I wanted to get this post out for a reference just incase old me tries any funny business ;)
How do you cope with stress?