I write a lot about stress and fighting back when you’re stressed.
I can only write about what I know. I’m stressed and I’m fighting back.
As a person who woke up one day over 200 pounds because stress and grief consumed me and life, literally, got away from me, I just know how EASY it is to find yourself hidden beneath your circumstances and being unable to see the light of day.
That darkness is scary. It was also life changing. It is what brought me to the work I do now. It is what keeps me doing the work I do now. It is why now is the time, BEFORE I start to sink, that I keep myself together. And it starts with knowing who I need, what I need and where I need to be.
First, it’s been a season of losing “friends” and getting closer to my chosen few. We all NEED a support system. I need those people who won’t leave me alone when I don’t respond to text messages or say don’t call me. I know they will show up at my house or call me anyway. 😊 They are not letting me fall. They let me talk, ramble, sit in silence or whatever. I need that. I need them. I’ve tried to be strong alone for so long. Now is the time to be grateful for who God has placed in my life.
I have had to juggle my schedule around and say “yes” and “no” more than I would like to at this point. I have a history of being a people pleaser and when you have very little capacity to take on anything extra and you realize it’s your sanity or the perception you want people to have of you, well…..I want to be around for a loooong time and I stopped caring what people thought about me or my decisions. I admit, I’m still having trouble. However, I am NOT confused about my intention to make my life as stress free as possible and that is making everything easier.
And as for what I need….well……it’s been rough. For basic survival I need food, sleep, Starbucks and chocolate. I’ve been on a fast this month and so I have had no chocolate or Starbucks (which are my go to items when I’m stressed. Pray for me.) and I haven’t been eating well or sleeping well which means I’ve been struggling with these 4:30 a.m. wake ups and these ten classes I teach a week. I used to not believe in supplements AT ALL but I needed a little help and I find that as long as I don’t rely on them to fix my life then they work well for me and help me get back on track. Right now, I’m SUPER thankful for my NOW Foods (I’m an ambassador for this company and I loooooove them!) Plant Protein Complex, stevia (to go in my Dandy Blend while I deal with this Starbucks withdrawal), EcoGreen Multi and Easy Cleanse (I just need a fresh start, feel me?)
I can’t give you my perspective or my friends ❤️😊 but I would LOVE to share these NOW products with you. Just leave a comment below telling me how you are getting together. You can also earn extra entries by following NOWFoods on Instagram (NowFoodsOfficial) and Twitter (NOWFoods), following me on Instagram and/or Twitter (HipHealthyChick on both) or tweeting about the giveaway.
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It’s our time to get it together! Let’s do this!