Friday, June 21, 2013


Things are sort of rushed and quiet at the same time. Rushed in that a hundred and twenty things need to be done, usually with some sort of urgency.

Quiet because... well... there aren't all that many new developments in my life. Probably because I've been so busy lately.

That and the fact that I've caught a flu YET AGAIN. Almost shook that off now. So much so that I'm finally singing again. It's such a relief.

I also did a short yoga session with a lady who's in church with me. Maybe not the best idea when I might or might not be sick, but I just had to find a way to get rid of some stress that's been building for a while.

I'm glad to sing and do yoga again, since at the moment, even editing can be an additional source of stress. Before, writing and editing was just something I did to relax. Now though, I know that there's an obligation tied to my deadlines. People are waiting for me to finish so they can do their work.

Which means I basically need to do as much as possible to stay calm and stress-free.

Hopefully, the yoga and singing will help. And waiting while my editor works through my newest revision.

What do you do to de-stress?


Rob-bear said...

Deadlines are deadly. As you know. That imposed timeline which waits for no one, not even for an unhappy editor.

I hope you can get your work done without panic. Relax: let go and let God use your skills.

Blessings and Bear hugs!
Bears Noting
Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

Jolie du Pre said...

I did 20 minutes of yoga this morning. I'm trying to do 20 minutes of yoga, five days a week. I use Rodney Yee's morning yoga tape.

Annalisa Crawford said...

I lift heavy weights and listen to rick music to de-stress. I know it sound counter-intuitive, but it really helps me. I also sing, but I'm tone deaf, so I don't produce anything as lovely as you're able to! I hope you feel less stressed soon :-)

Julie Luek said...

I'm no good with too much stress. I break down and cease to be effective (and worse, I cease to be kind sometimes). As a result I work hard to make sure I eat well, read for fun, workout, enjoy the outdoors in some portion each day. My family appreciates my efforts too. ;) You have a lot going on-- glad you are looking at ways to release.

E. Arroyo said...

I spend quality time with family. And I read. =)

Misha Gericke said...

You know, letting God use my skills is the best reminder I've had in ages. Thanks!

Misha Gericke said...

That sounds lovely. I'm aiming for three sessions of 30 minutes. My body just isn't used to the movements any more.

Misha Gericke said...

I also listen to rock music, but I'd probably injure myself with the weights.

As for singing, I don't sing to hear my own voice. I sing because it relaxes me. I think it has something to do with the fact that technically correct singing requires deep breathing (same as yoga).

Misha Gericke said...

Yeah. I also think my family appreciates when I'm not stressed.

Misha Gericke said...

Those are some great ways to relax.

Talei said...

I try to step back from the world and take time out. A few days reflecting on the important things and knowing what needs your attention and what can wait. Also exercise, laughter, tears and a couple of good friends help. Nothing and no-one overwhelming. Hope you feel better soon! XO