For me, stress has always been the enemy. My body does not handle stress very well. I’ve had two stress related illnesses, shingles and a migraine that caused paralysis of my left arm. So you can imagine, why I take stress so seriously. I try my best to schedule in time to relax. That is right, I schedule my relaxation time and I do my best to avoid negative people like the plague.
Recently, I saw this video by Kelly McGonigal that made me think twice about how I think about stress. Watch the video for yourself and tell me what you think.
Is stress really your friend or your foe?
My children have been in school for 8 days, and so far is feels like weeks have passed by. My younger twins have been adjusting wonderfully to Preschool, but Liliah and Alexia struggled the first two days in Kindergarten. Thankfully, Lily and Lexy’s school is pretty small. They realized very quickly there was some behavioral issues that had to be addressed. I didn’t find the behavioral problems to be a surprise, especially with all of our moving, and they have witnessed aggressive and violent behavior in the past. I am grateful, that they have had some one on one time with their counselor, and in only 5 days they have improved tremendously. The girls have been so lucky to have caring teachers and staff members who have really taken to them.
As far as Mom’s sanity, I am great! I have a few home projects I am working on. I want to create a designated area for book bags and shoes. Right now my kids throw their book bags on the living room floor. Not cool!
I also want to purchase some cork boards and dry erase boards for the papers the schools send home. I have a huge stack of paper of artwork, upcoming events, and notes from their teachers. I already have their “homework” color coordinated in folders, so I’m somewhat organized. I might have to look on Pinterest to see if I can find any neat pins on Organization. 🙂
Lunchbox Must Have: Individually packed granola bars. Such a lifesaver when packing lunch!
Annie’s & Cascadian Farm Organic, are a huge hit with the kids.