We're talking about the super type-A, control-freak to the max. The chick who makes lists of the lists she needs to make. Who constantly worries about what everyone else is thinking about her, all the while being nominated for the office "best outburst" award because she can't keep her yap shut.
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As odd as it sounds folks, she's right. I wanted to refute every word but apparently my "Making the most of it" lifestyle is actually paying off. I'm happy. Joyful, even.
This same wise woman has been telling me for the last two years that I needed to start taking care of myself. Not the dishes, not work, not clients, not the hubs, not the family. Myself. And every time I looked at her like she was nuts. How was I supposed to possibly think about myself when hubs is laid off, the stress is mounting, work is crazy, there's bills to pay and no freaking way I could justify a nice Asian woman's $10 manicure, let alone a massage or a yoga class.
She was so right though. Transfer some of the responsibility - people will surprise you when they actually pick up your slack - just tell them you're going to do it first. You are the only one who thinks you are the only one who can do/handle something. (Well, except the finances, hubs is never going near the budget excel...) You are also the only one denying yourself. No offense guys, but ladies, when is the last time you saw a man deny himself anything? Another beer, another slice, one more hour of TV, a night out with the guys...let's be honest. That is a woman thing, for sure.
The more I do for myself, the more I seem to like myself. I have to imagine the people around me are liking me more too. Well, at least enough to nominate me for something other than the "best outburst" award next year!
Do you have any secrets for relieving stress and staying happy? I did just share my vampire addiction with you, so bring it. :)