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Jun. 5th, 2005

5 things that lower my stress/anxiety level...

1. Kind and gentle words from a friend.
2. Music - at the moment, which music is probably kind of obvious.
3. Crossing something off the to-do list.
4. Books on tape - specifically LoTR or Garrison Keillor.
5. The post-softball shower.

Also: clean sheets. Pajama pants. Eye contact with smiles. For whatever reason, going to the Crystal Fox always evens me out, even though it's not like the people there know me or anything.

I think sunday night is a bad night for me to think of these things. Sunday night is always a little more stressful than other nights. I feel confident the list would be longer on other nights.

I stayed home from all my sunday plans today in the hopes that it would make me get well. I have been very upset because I cannot seem to get completely well. On that note, I should be in bed by now.


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Jun. 6th, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC)
I hope you are feeling better!
Jun. 6th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC)
And the Crystal Fox smells sooooo good!
Jun. 6th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC)
going to the Crystal Fox always evens me out, even though it's not like the people there know me or anything.

You know Sterling and Echo? !!

Hope you feel better soon!
Jun. 7th, 2005 12:12 am (UTC)
Actually, I wasn't being sarcastic! I really don't know them. I have been in there a million times but haven't had any real reason to venture outside the retail relationship apart from, I dunno, being neighborly. I'm usually shy about it. :)
Jun. 7th, 2005 06:00 am (UTC)
ohhh sorry! read that wrong. :-)

They're really cool peeps though, should you ever feel the urge. ;-)
Jun. 8th, 2005 03:41 am (UTC)
I ♥ crossing things off my to-do list. Only it is not really anxiety relieving because in doing so I notice all the things that are NOT crossed off my to-do list.
Jun. 8th, 2005 03:42 am (UTC)
Also, the best thing about the Crystal Fox is Percy the kitty. I always feel a little cheated if I go there and he doesn't come out to say hello.
Jun. 8th, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
Also, I have a love/hate relationship with Garrison Keillor. Sometimes I find him very soothing, and sometimes I want to sock him in the wholesome midwestern nose.
Jun. 8th, 2005 03:44 am (UTC)
Also, I'm totally with you on the Sunday night thing. I get an impending sense of doom.
Jun. 8th, 2005 03:46 am (UTC)
I used to have sunday night coping mechanisms. Then I went into shift work and Sunday could mean just about anything, including that my sense of doom should have kicked in the previous night, two nights before, or two nights hence. It threw me off my sunday night game and I've never quite recovered...
Jun. 8th, 2005 03:47 am (UTC)
Also, here are some kind and gentle words:

"You are smart and witty and genuine and articulate and passionate and an all around good person. I enjoy posting excessively on your Livejournal."

I'm done now. =)
Jun. 8th, 2005 03:50 am (UTC)
Ohh! Thank you! For all of the above! See, now that lessened my stress by about a thousand points. :)

*lots of blushing*
Jun. 8th, 2005 03:47 am (UTC)
I haven't seen Percy the past 2 times I've gone. :( The store is so much bigger now, I guess he has room to avoid me!
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