Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Hey Guys!

I just wanted to quickly post and let you know I'm still alive, just trying to balance some things and unfortunately blog time is being eaten up by:

  • Psychotic work hours

  • A marketing product on Nantucket Nectars (without any samples- so rude!)

  • Insomnia

  • The notion of wedding planning- No, I don't do it all the time, but I am constantly being asked questions and planning little parts of it, so the anxiety is still there

One thing I have posted about before and am still struggling with is managing stress among my mix of activities. I start out each day with a plan but often get blown out of the water and overwhelmed by the sheer amount of work that comes my way. I am hoping to change some things around but I have recognized the following things:

  • I don't do well without taking a break- I am one of those people who NEVER takes lunch because I am too overwhelmed at the amount of work I have- this results in inhaling my lunch.

  • I can't go 10-11 full hours of work and concentrate

  • I can't steady my mind to go to sleep after a long day at work and school
  • I miss exercise and I get anxious without it

I haven't talked about this before (or maybe I have) but my restrictive and/or poor food habits come out under stress. I was a cross between hormonal/tired/stressed on Monday night and that involved 3 cookies and some chocolate- no big deal in the grand scheme of things, but it doesn't match my goals and it was not a wise choice- it was stress-induced. Today, I felt so angry that I felt nauseated, and only had yogurt for lunch, which left me unsatisfied and led to several snacks instead of a healthy dinner.

I am going to figure out a way to resolve this. There are some obvious solutions:

  • Leave the office for even 15 minutes each day
  • Make a list of absolute Must Do items to prioritize
  • Breathe, breathe, breath
  • Plan and consume normal meals and snacks

Phew- ok, done with my rant. I hope to resume regular posting soon. I have 2 product review that I would like to share with you:

My intern is helping me and he needs to hurry up and finish his chocolate!

I leave you with one of our favorite pictures:

What, normal people don't dress up like Flava Flave for Halloween?


Mari said...

I hope you find time for yourself before you burn out =(

I love that pic of you two.

Leah @ simply fabulous now said...

I really hope you relax soon! You sound stressed girlie.

Something that usually helps me settle my mind is reading before bed. Currently I'm reading "Change of Heart" by Jodi Picoult... it's a great book!