Originally Posted by healthyandfun
The last few months have been difficult ones. It seems that the crazies have hit and the BS Bucket is spilling over way too much. I have been doing quite a bit of smiling, nodding my head, trying not to say much, etc. simply to survive a number of very stressful situations. It is getting harder and harder. Suggestions on how to cope or survive would be most appreciated.
I'll tell you what I did and still continue to do today. Some of the posters have mentioned "exercise" and that is a good suggestion.
I started "walking" every day. You would be surprised at how this simple form of exercise can affect you. It is "alone time" when you organize your life in your head and figure out all of your problems and how to deal with them. I would also suggest in inexpensive ipod that you can load with your favorite music so you can really enjoy your time.
I absolutely love this time of day and look forward to it all the time. You should give it a try. I walk 3 miles a day but you can just set the amount of time that you can afford. I would suggest 1/2 hour time frame.
Good luck going forward.