How do you handle being overwhelmed?
Does it make you eat, cry, get angry, crawl under the covers or go heads down and work?
For me, it’s cry.
I know – weak.
I don’t necessarily sit there and openly cry, it’s more of a feeling of “the next thing that happens and I’m going to lose it” sort of thing.
I was having one of those days on Saturday.
My in-laws were coming over for an early-birthday/early-Thanksgiving meal and the house was still a mess. I’ve been working so much and so hard on the book, that I’ve fallen behind in my blog posts and I was feeling like I was letting you down. I’d called a publishing company Friday and they said they couldn’t make my deadlines for release of the Christmas book. I was stressing about a relationship with a friend that seemed to be fraying. I haven’t made time to fit in my stress-relieving yoga sessions and I’m pretty sure I ate chocolate bars for at least two meals a day all last week.
I just had too many balls in the air, topped with poor nutrition and no stress relief.
One more thing and I probably would have cried.
I know – suck it up – first world problems of an over-privileged housewife right?
But, and as things usually do, the day turned around.
My Step-Dad picked me up a few cartons of my favourite drink from Costco. This is the Tazo concentrate that Starbucks uses for their chai lattes – and they were at Costco for $9.99 for three cartons! Now one carton will make me about 4 (large) cups of tea, so buying it at Costco made that about $0.84 per cup. Starbucks charges me $6 per cup.
You know I had to grab more while they were still in stock (Costco hasn’t carried the Tazo chai latte in at least three years – trust me, I’ve been looking)
Yup, I bought 5 cases. Sixty cartons of sanity-in-a-cup.
I only have one mug a day, so this will probably last me until next Julember – but the savings is astronomical.
60 cartons x 4 cups = 240 cups of bliss.
240 cups at Starbucks = $1, 440
240 cups at home = $200 (not including milk)
Feeling better already! Sales and shopping are instant mood-lifters aren’t they?
I decided that since I haven’t had a yoga de-stressor in a bit, I’d go and putter in my studio. Nothing for the book, just mindless puttering while I binge-watched The Good Wife.
This is a stamp set from Papertrey Ink called Sunflower Bouquet. I love this set, but haven’t taken the time in months to actually sit and make cards. With Canadian Thanksgiving next weekend, it seemed like a good time to lose myself in a bit of colouring and get a few cards out to loved ones I haven’t spoken to in awhile.
This is another stamp set by Papertrey Ink called Simple Sunflowers.
Nothing too fancy, just puttering.
But it was the stress-reliever I needed.
Feeling like a shot of sunshine now – found a new publisher that can make my deadlines, my friend (I think) is okay with me again, our family meal went well and the house….
well, it’s always a mess. Another chai latte and I’ll be able to brush that off as well. lol
Have a great one!