Stress

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I didn’t really have a good picture to go with this post, so please enjoy this picture of me looking very nervous at the top of Mt. Merkur after a crazy funicular ride. I’m scared of heights, so it was a bit discombobulating. But it was one of the most beautiful places ever, so…worth it. And I’m at work trying to write a quick post on my break because I haven’t been able to blog lately (so sad!), and there’s an issue with the new AC unit they just installed. It sounds like a giant hive of angry bees has infested the walls. So that’s fun.

It’s been a very stressful week at work, made even more stressful by being back on 3-11. It hit me yesterday that usually I would have a snack or hit the vending machines for a soda or some chips. And, well, that isn’t exactly Whole30 approved. So…no vending trips for me.

It’s interesting to think about, though. Does it really relieve stress? Does it really make me feel better other than those few minutes of chewing and tasting? Probably not, but it sure is a hard habit to break.

Today someone brought in a delicious cake. “Have some.” No, thanks. Bring some in June? Can I freeze a piece, maybe?

But I skipped it all. And I’m no more or less stressed for it. If nothing else, I hope to develop the habit of only eating when I’m hungry. Sounds silly but something I’ve always struggled with, what with me loving delicious, delicious foods.

So I just need to learn to relax. So easy, right?

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Like here. Same mountain, more relaxed. It reminded me of Cloud City, and I was its very own administrator of the facility.

Started out super anxious and ended up being one of my favorite days in Germany. There’s probably a lesson in there somewhere…

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One thought on “Stress

  1. beth says:

    you are amazing! so awesome that you took a funicular ride to begin with! that is brave! and the fact that it paid off so huge is only more awesome!!!
    i hope you are much less stressed now. way to go avoiding the vending machine too!

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