Lately I've been wondering about stress. I seem to suffer from it and when things get really busy, I find myself grinding my teeth, tensing up, not sleeping well, etc.....
For example: Our daughter and SIL and family have purchased a new home. They needed to do some remodeling and as the deadline for them to be out of the current home approaches (Aug 1st), I find myself getting caught up in all of the action. I so want to help and am trying my best to do so. Mostly I'm caring for their children as they are feeling the stress of the move. (They currently live next door to us and always have).
The remodel is behind schedule and my daughter is feeling the stress. She has worked so very hard all summer on it. The mom in me wants to make it all better by shouldering some of the load. I tried---- it backfired:( as always.
But here I am. Stressed because I can't "do", stressed because I did "do" and am in much more pain and fatigue, stressed because my hubby is trying hard to help too and it causes him pain and emotional stress.... and on and on.
So, I'm wondering what you do when stressed? Especially when you can't remove the thing that is causing it? (the move) Living with someone who has severe depression.... trying to show all the gkids the same attention.... etc...
It was horse fair time too, so two trips to the fair to watch the oldest gson.
Any suggestions you could offer would be greatly appreciated!
Hope your day is going well.
Blessings to you all,