November 08, 2004

Lisa: Is making time for stress relief stressing you out?

My doctor (Well, I'm not sure if she is a doctor or not. All I really know is that her name is Aymi. The woman I usually see is a CNP.) asked me today what I do to deal with stress, and I didn't have an answer. Usually I just feel stressed until the stressor is removed. She recommended pilates or yoga, or listening to a CD with relaxing music and sounds when I get home every day. She suggested exercise as a stress reliever, but not if I get stressed about making time to exercise, or if the exercise itself is stressful on my body. I technically understand and agree with what she is saying on an intellectual level (and I have blissed out while watching the Wai Lana video recommended by Pamie here), but I think it might be hard for me to fit one more thing into my (non)routine. I can't manage everything I have to do as it is (as was so oddly pointed out to me yesterday when my mom said "it's a good thing [I'm] not married to Charles" after seeing the state of my basement). Hmm.

Oh, she also prescribed lemon-flavored cod liver oil.

Posted by lisa at November 08, 2004 02:12 PM

Hello?! I believe I ordered the LARGE cappuccino! What in the name of dressing up as Gandolf is that supposed to mean? That, if we were married, I'd be freaking out because "our" basement is messy? Vicky, Vicky, Vicky.... Give her a squeeze for me. That gave me a laugh. Besides, if fate had taken me down a different road, the basement would be clean and oragnized by now, with everything in little plastic shelf units, complete with labels from my Avery LabelMaker. For example, "Lisa's Yarn," and "Lisa's A Schoolpapers" (this would require several units), and "Lisa's Overly Large Noir Pit Clothing."

Posted by: Oddly, the subject of this entry. on November 10, 2004 12:42 PM

To preempt any nasty e-mails, I'd better clarify: the "Overly Large Noir Pit Clothing" is deemed overly large because that's how ALL pit clothing fits, NOT because the wearer requires the extra room. Whew. That was close.

Oh, and that cod liver oil thing sounds GREAT.

Posted by: El Subjecto on November 10, 2004 12:52 PM

Hee. Love to Charles. It appears that if I had married you, I would have in fact married myself. I just finished organizing my craft closet, which is now full of clear plastic drawers complete with labels (such as "Lisa's Yarn") made with my label maker. I'll have to post some pictures. I also labeled some of the food in my cupboards when I got the label maker, just because I love making labels SO MUCH. One tuna can reads "fish are friends, not food," and my can of shortening is marked "delicious, nutritious Cottolene" (a product advertised in a 1940s cookbook I found at my parents' house called "52 Sunday Dinners").

Posted by: lisa on November 10, 2004 04:54 PM
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