Sunday, November 29, 2009

...less stress

Hello. I ran to get lights and a few odds and ends yesterday and people seemed to be in a whirl. Heck, it's the 333'rd day of the year and the Holidays are here. Some folks are not respecting Ernest Sirrine's patent. On this day in 1910, he obtained the first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system. It's not an option people! If the light is red, stop. Demands and stress play havoc on some minds and it's key to remain focused, even with a thousand things running thru your heads. This may sound old fashioned, but keep a small pad of paper and a couple of writing utensils handy and make lists. Once things are committed to paper the brain gets a break. Just don't read your lists while operating a motor vehicle. The same goes for texting. Self protection people! Be defensive, not offensive. Anyway, I paid for my lights and chatted with the register clerk a bit and promptly left without my bags. Focus man! 5 items regarding Holiday stress may be reduced once you are aware of them.
Doing Too the best that you can. Be organized and use time wisely.
Eating, Drinking and Spending Too Much...just don't do it.
Too Much Togetherness...home and hearth is great but don't allow yourself to be smothered. Not Enough Togetherness...if you feel lonely, donate time to local facilities that need senior assistance or help for the young, down on their luck or heck...stop by the mall. You may be happy that you have some alone time.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)...less light and colder temperatures in some places make this condition very real. Google it for your own health's sake.
I have to get going. Remember to remain focused, polite and defensive. It sure is hard to type this blog while driving, drinking coffee and beeping my horn.*beep beep* Get the f*ck outtamy way dingbat!
Just kidding. Mirror the behavior of cool people.

"God will never give you anything you can't handle, so don't stress."
Kelly Clarkson