stress is a killer

I admit I am high maintenance.  During my lifetime, often learning more from my mistakes than at any other time, I have become rather rigid about not making a lot of the same mistakes a seccond time.  And all that has created for me is a lot of stress.

I spent this weekend so stressed that this morning I feel worse than after my most brutal challenging runs.  The sad part is, there is no need for any of it.  Today I’m doing 10 hours straight and before I have even begun I am am more beat down than I would normally feel afterwards.

I am not going to claim to have all the answers because if I did I would be the richest guuy on the planet.  But I do know a few things.

#1, get out of debt.  You ever notice how many arguments start over couples because of money.  You can take perfection and throw in a small money problem and it may as  well be a hand grenade they way it blows up and can ruin every other thing in ways that can never be fixed.  Hard lesson learned from experience…

#2 communicate.  among me and my loved ones, failure to communicate properly seems to cause more stress.  “you said this but I thought you meant that”, “no one told me” fun phrases like that which can wreak havoc on a nice weekend and by the time what should be a relaxing weekend is over, you are ready to get to work so you have an excuse to avoid family.  Life should not be like that.

3# Love your friennds and family.  If you have nothing left to give, no pateince or tolerance or money etc…, just still love them.  Some days it is harder to love the ones you love than to love the ones you hate.  How messed up is that?

Anyway, I am tired, stressed, and wanted to leave a lttle food for thought about things I will be pondering during my day to day.  How to beat this stress which has me feeling 20 years older than I am when I usually feel 10 years younger.


About thejollyrunner

There's so much and so little time. The two most important things to know is I suffer from a condition caused Generalized Dystonia and that I love to run. Ironically, two things that don't mix are what now defines me. I have a whole variety of other interests such as my long standing devotion to the Texas Rangers. I am also quite the hunter, fisher, and all around outdoorsman. If I had more time and less dystonia pains, I would fit in more gardening, home improvement, and probably some amatuer astronomy. And lastly, while my life is regrettably being slowed down from the dystonia, I am trying my hand at writing. I have a lot of ideas and it would be nice to see if I have what it takes to create some works worthy of publsihing.
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