Thursday, February 27, 2014

End of the Month Stress Buster

And, oh boy do I need it this month!

This month's End of the Month Stress Buster is all about having fun. It's about returning to childhood, playing games, and watching cartoons.

Stress is sometimes a good thing. But too much stress makes our bodies and minds feel as if we're out of control. It makes us feel as if we can't solve the problems that our lives are putting in front of us. And one thing we can do to help us feel as if we're able to deal with those things is to allow ourselves to relax, even if it's just for a few hours. So this month, I want to go back to a time when the only thing stressful was choosing what kind of cereal to have in the morning.

So this month, I'm going to spend a day (the day before the blog tour to be exact) watching my favorite cartoons. I'm going to curl up in my favorite movie watching chair with some popcorn and M&Ms and watch Despicable Me and The Little Mermaid. I'm going to pull out my old VHS tapes of the Mickey Mouse Club and laugh at the gags that were hilarious when I was 7, but are so obviously bad now.

I'm going to have Count Chocula and ice cream covered in chocolate sauce and whipped cream. I'm going to sit in the floor and play with my dogs.

Sometimes getting rid of stress is all about taking yourself to a time when you felt as if you were in control. Being a child was all about a time when you could just be a kid. When your only responsibility was to have fun. That's what I'm doing this month. I'm going to have fun.

It doesn't mean the stress won't be there when the fun is over. But it will put me in a better mind space to deal with the stress.

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Edited by - Stephanie King