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Handling Stress

It's been a busy, stressful week for me at the office. Juggling multiple projects and trying to meet deadlines. I'm proud of how I've handle the stress. I'm proud of the way I've reacting to obstacles. Several times today I repeated the phrase "chin up Stephanie, chin up." At one point I went outside to clear my mind and come up with a solution to a problem I was having.

Let's just say I've come a long way in how I'm responding to these situations than I would have a year ago and I feel good about it.

Besides the fact that I controlled the emotional side of stress I was glad to see that I wasn't tempted to binge to "make myself feel better." I have a box of individually wrapped chocolates on my desk that are 1.5 WW points and I ate one this afternoon. I consciously chose to eat it and I enjoyed every bite. I was also looking forward to my Zumba class all day knowing that the exercise would relieve some stress.

I feel calm and in control. Not panicked, not depressed. Chin up Stephanie, chin up.
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