My topic this week – “How do you deal with unexpected stress?” When I thought of this as a subject to blog on; I was undergoing “unexpected stress” and suppose I was looking for the therapy of seeing how others deal with it. Sad to say, I initially hide my stress behind denial, like the picture infers.
But I was born a survivor and when that kicks in I have no choice but to realize the world will go on and being who I am means that I will go on, too. I’m programmed to look for the good in this life, which begins with my writing. Writing makes me happy and all the worlds I create in my writing do indeed “make the world go away.” 🙂 When I’m not writing I keep myself busy with everything else that needs to be done in a day.
IOW I don’t allow myself to sit quietly, which allows my mind to wander and the “poor me” demon to take up residence in it.
There are all kinds of ways to keep myself busy; I’m really enjoying the meet-up groups I’ve recently discovered. Between them, my momma, an online dating site I’ve joined and my writing, there isn’t enough time in the day to be stressed!
How about you? Am I the only one who retreats into Denial?