I'm the middle of some very stressful life-events... What can I do to keep my stress levels down and my temper in check? My strategy for previous stressful situations is just accepting the stress and the misery and knowing it will pass. Does anyone have any ideas on how to counteract the misery?
So I've got some big things going on in my life at the moment/in the near future:
- family visit
- upcoming holiday
- busy season at work
I'm excited about most of these things, but there's so much micromanaging to do that I'm also sort of freaking out - getting insomnia, forgetting to eat, losing my temper (this is a Thing with me), etc. Luckily I have not yet started hitting the pints of Haagen Dazs but it feels like only a matter of time. I am kind of a control freak, a perfectionist, AND a procrastinator - terrible traits which come to fore at times like these.
In previous stressful situations I have basically accepted that I am going to be super-stressed for a given amount of time and self-medicated with comedy
- not an option this time around as I simply won't have the time.
I want to be able to enjoy the family visit and the excitement of the move, not freak out about them. Does anyone have any tips? I have a regular lifestyle: assume I eat well (unless I forget), I exercise (when I have time), I sleep regular hours (unless I get insomnia), I journal and also pray/meditate.