I’m blogging today about stress. I’m sure a lot of people have been told to slow down and get some of the stress out of their life. I have been told that since I was 18 years old. Today, more than 50% of all marriages end up in divorce. My parents divorced when I was six years old. I have 2 brothers and 5 sisters, and yes, I am the youngest of 8 kids. When my parents got divorced, we moved into a four bedroom ranch home with 5 children and my mother. The move and my oldest sisters’ wedding came around the same time. I felt abandoned by my father and my sister both at the same time. I remember most of my life sharing a room with at least one of my sisters or sneaking into my mom’s room with her. One of brother’s always slept on the couch. I wore a lot of hand-me-down clothes or ones sewn by my oldest sister. Besides babysitting for money, my first job was at a dry cleaner, when I was only 14 years old. So, as you can see, stress has played a major role in my life at a young age.
PD does not like stress and neither do I. Patients describe worsening of symptoms, including tremor, slowness and difficulty walking when in stressful situations.
Stress can be manageable, if you can just realize you have to take care of yourself first and foremost. There are several things you can do to take care of yourself. First of all, I suggest purchasing a calendar to keep track of time. Time management will help you get through your day with confidence and less stress. After purchasing a calendar, vow to use it. Sit down on Sunday evening and plan your week and put it on your calendar. This is the best step for you to accomplish your goal.
Make sure your calendar has a few of the following scheduled:
- Spa Visit
- Participate in a hobby
- Take a walk through nature
I’m sure you can add more to the list. Have fun with it. Bring a friend, family, or co-worker with you.
Stress; Get out of my Life…..
Now Enjoy less Stress!
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