I had a headache today as I was trying to get a whole lot of Christmas preparations done while simultaneously trying to play a game the kids wanted me to play with them (note to self: trying to multitask when one of the tasks is “play a board game with the kids” is only going to result in frustration.)
Anyway, I was getting frustrated and stressed and overstimulated.
Tirzah Mae got out a dry erase marker and wrote up a nice list of things I can do when I’m stressed :
- Take a deep breath
- Take a time out
- Stop, look around. What is helpful for you?
- Read your favorite book
It’s a very nice list, and definitely worth trying next time I’m stressed.