Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Stress Case. by violet

Work has been super busy. Like look at the clock at 4:00 p.m. and still have the “I just got work” feeling. Like my to-do list is longer at the end of the day than at the beginning. Like dreaming about work. Like waking up in the middle of the night to chicken scratching notes to myself so I don’t forget what woke me up. That kind of busy.

So after work the other night J. and I went for a long walk. Then, I came home and had a glass of wine while I checked off a few items on my list with Dancing with the Stars in the background. The next morning I got up early, bought myself a nonfat, no whip, pumpkin spice latte as a reward for getting into work at 7:30 a.m.

I seem to reward myself with exercise followed by food and booze. What do you do when work stress starts getting to you? Bubble baths with scented candles? Long runs with rocking tunes? Perhaps a session with a heavy bag? Love to hear from you.

Special shout out to Orange for doing some blog double duty.


  1. Hi violet (& orange), I've been reading for a while but finally coming out of my shell to comment. When work is stressful I take a break and read blogs/facebook. At home to unwind I read like a crazy woman so I don't have to think, walk the dog and ice-cream never hurts. Of course before I was pregnant a good rum & coke was a part of my unwind routine.

  2. So happy to have you! I tend to do that too. When there just seems to be too much to do a quick trip to the internet can be a welcome break. Keep the comments coming. Love to see them.