On my doorstep the other day was a box! The box I had been waiting for!
I had been waiting so long for this box, since somewhere around November, and it was really starting to stress me out (even though I knew it wouldn’t come until around now, anyways, but that’s beside the point).
I hate waiting; I’m really bad at it. It consumes me and I become obsessed by it, almost to the point of getting completely stressed out. Even if it’s for something good, the waiting almost kills me.
And it’s funny, really, when I think about it, how stressed out from waiting I actually got, given the contents of the box.
I was stressfully waiting for my author copies of ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Stress,’ which contains my story, ‘Power Walk.’
I am not making light of stress; I know it is nothing to joke about it. As I write in my story, ‘Power Walk,’ stress resulting from a very difficult time in my life robbed me of my sleep, my positive mood, and time for myself. Letting stress do this only gave it power. My story shows how I learned to religiously get out there, no matter what was happening or how I felt, and walk off the stress – pound all my worries away with every step.
The book has 26 personal stories of how folks like me dealt with stress resulting from various situations like money, health, over multi-tasking, and life’s inevitable ups and downs. Dr. Jeff Brown of Harvard Medical School contributes medical advice and facts about stress and its affects on health, and in a down-to-earth, easy-to-read manner, he helps readers find ways to get through those stressful times (there’s even a recipe!).
‘Chicken Soup for the Soul; Say Goodbye to Stress’ in bookstores on May 22, 2012, aims to live up to its title and help you say goodbye to stress.
Back to my books…
So I displayed my copies of books, denying any family member of touching them (oh alright, I DID let them read my story in print, BUT I held the book for them).
With the book about relieving stress finally in my hands, I can now say goodbye to stress.