Stress, uncertainties – I try to avoid both of them ; but there are many things that we cannot avoid – for example : the unknown neighbor who says “Hi” every morning in the gym OR Columbia roasted coffee even though a decaf Nescafe jar stands on the kitchen platform like an abandoned thing.
For a week , I was under too much stress ; I can control my words when I am tired physically, but when my mind is tired my words just flow..not to any direction, of course. So, I take a dip into books , watch TV shows , movies. During the peak time of my stress, I watch Everybody Loves Raymond ,because I am sure I will laugh..pretty sure , actually. It tops my very own “How to kill stress” list.
I got many books from library, last month. Fictions , philosophy and Nice Girls Don’t Get The Corner Office . We all consider ourselves nice girls at the end of the day! Right? It’s one universal truth that we accept with harmony and without judgement. 😀
Among all these books , I took 7 hours to finish Emily Giffin’s Where We Belong. 372 pages , 7 hours, 2 cups of tea, one plate full of Pita chips -That’s how I killed stress , one evening.
Where We Belong is captivating , heart-felt and sharp – kind of books you find once or twice in a year . I brought the book after finding it at 2nd place on Goodreads’ best fiction of 2012 list. I love Emily Giffin’s Jane Austen style story telling. Nowadays when dogs have their twitter fan pages and cats write blogs everyday , I surely wanted to know where we belong !
I also went out again for long hike this Saturday , watched sailing race America’s Cup live , was mesmerized by the speed of the yachts and the changes of the ocean color ,whole day! Under the bright San Francisco Sun, my Saturday was bright and light .
And when stress was killed , swollen feet and discolored nose gave me hard time. I forgot to apply sunscreen on my nose and after my whole day hiking trip , my nose got different color. I may be called “Nosy” this whole week!
*** How do you kill stress? By Eating or Walking alone or Listening to music? Do you write when you are under stress?