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  • I was instructed (by "Daily Challenge*") to write for 5 minutes on what was stressing me out. I wrote:


    Things that are stressing me out:

    ➢ The mess in the house.
    ➢ My fat.
    ➢ Fibromyalgia.
    ➢ Insomnia.
    ➢ Getting old.
    ➢ My inability to focus on my goals and get them done.

    I don’t want to write for five minutes about this! Five minutes seems to long and is taking away from time I need to spend solving these problems by DOING what needs to be done.

    ➢ Too many distractions.
    ➢ Too easily distracted (my “ADHD”).
    ➢ Hunger. Over eating. Failing at my diet.

    ➢ My need to be perfect. My total failure at perfection.

    ➢ My inability lately to remember detailed dreams, to fly in dreams.

    ➢ My eating.

    ➢ The fact that everything I do to try to de-stress myself takes time and takes away from what I need to get done. Everything I do takes away from what I need to get done.

    I will feel better when:

    ➢ I am thin and healthy
    ➢ my house is clean and neat
    ➢ my books are done and sent out to agents and publishers
    ➢ I’m all caught up on what I need to do.

    And that will never happen, so

    how can I feel better NOW?

    Deep breath, smile—and get on with it. (((HUGS)))

    [Note that Cowbird was the first thing I put on the list! Why? Because I can't keep up and I feel guilty that other people read my stories, but I don't always have time to read theirs. Guilt, for me, is a major source of stress, to the point where I'm considering quitting Cowbird.] :-(

    *Daily Challenge
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