I’ve ranted quite some time about work stress and the feeling of living in a non-stop emergency.
There’s the email problem and the telephone problem.
The email problem will have to wait as at least the email alert is quiet, but the telephone will have to be dealt with now.
What I’ve been trying to do in the last days is:
I’m trying to not pick up the telephone except when I’m not busy at the moment and I call back after I’m done with my task. It looks like I won’t win any congeniality contest if I keep that up but it feels really helpful.
Now I hope I can keep up with my plans for longer than a few days…. 3 weeks ago
I’ve taken two days off of work and am just starting into my mini vacation.
And I plan to spend those days not to catch up on chores and the household, but to rest and heal from daily stress and annoyances.
And I plan to blog a bit, answer my mails and messages and maybe even take a walk out in the rain.
Vacation, here I come! 4 weeks ago
Today at work I got so stressed I reacted very unfriendly and almost started to cry.
It’s back to the constant emergency mode that never ends.
Now that I’ve cut back a bit on emails and calls people have taken to suddenly appearing next to my desk and demanding attention.
I’ll take the weekend to think about how I play into all that and what I can do to make a change.
Fuming and raging at the unfair demands won’t help. 1 month ago
All the pending doom has caused me a lot of stress and sadness.
On the good side, it made me connect with friends on Facebook and the refugees forum, I’ve got a popclogs account now and am evaluating a dozen goal setting sites.
But on the bad side, I’ve spent 3 weeks being sad and feeling stressed.
Enough with that now.
I feel I’m prepared to meet whatever comes along here when it comes along.
So far, not much has really come along, beside a big group of people leaving.
I’ll stay here until the bell sounds. 1 month ago
I have been going over my personal prayer list more often recently. Going over it consistently has always relieved stress for me. I commit all of my stresses to the Lord Jesus by turning them into a written prayer. I go over those prayers daily and update as God starts showing me the answers. Seeing God answer my older requests gives me confidence that He cares and will continue to help me. “Casting all your cares upon him, for he careth for you.” 7 months ago
I still need to stress less. I am no longer on my herbal medication until it is legal for me to use in this state. My herbal medication helps me to chill as well as relieve my chronic back pain. I stress over the smallest things. PTSD is alive and strong in my life. I can also see that PTSD does subside over time, but it is jumps to fully attention at small disturbances. Reading the Bible, fellowshipping with other believers, praying, eating right all relieve my stress, but in-between doing these things my stress builds, and negative thoughts invade. Aroma therapy, music & sound therapy all help, but the underlying stress always seems to be there. Will it end? I don’t know. I am glad to get some relief. Last week I actually had 3 good days in a row. I was so disappointed when I woke up the next day in a severe depression and had to push myself to get up and function. I am grateful that I was able to get some important things done on that very depressive day.
For those who do not know:
PTSD = Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
My most recent incident was being injured with a severe whiplash, from a car accident 3 months ago. 8 months ago