Are you suffering from Chronic Giggle Deficiency?
1. Do you get wrapped up in worry, fear and anger?
2. Do you find yourself wanting to scream, yell and throw things (plates, glasses or alarm clocks)?
3. Do you feel like your emotional world is bitch-slapping you in the face and upside your head?
4. Has stress threatened to kill your giggle?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, don’t fear, you are not alone. I answered “YES” to all four. To remedy my situation I created my own prescription to release worry; one part nature, one part exercise and one part laughter.
Oh-vey, the pressure!
My friend “J” sweetly yet forcefully chastised me for neglecting my blog these past few weeks. She said, “What the hell is up with no new post since the 19th of June?”
When I started this web site a year ago, I had no clue what I was getting myself into. I dove into the sea of possibility and didn’t bother to check the depth or the water temperature. I gotta be honest. Creating, running and managing a web site is a lot more work than I anticipated. Do I have enough creativity, energy and zest to keep going? Only time will tell.
On the advice of blogger friend, I decided to take a break from my blog for a few weeks for mental health reasons. I worry about my housing situation, the ups and downs of my love life, the economy, my business, world affairs (damn you North Korea), keeping up with my own blog, commitments I made for fund-raising and charity work and my inability to locate a purple whoopee cushion. If anyone sees a purple whoopee cushion, PLEASE alert me right away. *giggle*
Knowing I was at risk for a mental meltdown of major proportions (say that 3 times fast), I took a few steps back from the self-imposed pressure I’ve been placing on myself. I went underground (means: away from the computer, my web site and email) to save my sanity and resuscitate my giggle. It worked.
DeFrag Yourself and Press the RESET button
I walked away from my computer and went back to nature. I have been spending as much time outdoors as possible. Fresh air does me a world of good and helps me press my personal mental RESET button. Actually, being outside is more like running an emotional defrag and anti-virus test. Once those steps are complete, I mentally hit CTL ALT DEL and flow back into the giggle. It magic. Pure magic.
If you find yourself in a sea of stress (or just step your foot in a puddle of trouble) go outside, breathe some fresh air, lay down in the grass, take a long walk, paddle in your kayak, play golf, and use every opportunity to find relief in the Ha Ha Ha’s and Ho Ho Ho’s of laughter.
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