Monday, April 4, 2011

It has been a stressful few weeks. Sick kids, tired mama, a friends tragedy... just a lot.

I was overwhelmed. Stressed... at my limit.

It is kind of easy to see when I get very stressed and overwhelmed. My eating changes, my tone changes, I have dreams about Utah, and I kind of reset to the Utah rules.

My clothes are folded to PCS structure, my bed is made to PCS structure; as I get more stressed more PCS things come out. I become obsessive about cleaning, schedule crazy.. it is interesting to say the least.

Defaulting to these behaviors is a lot better than the alternative of defaulting to more severe eating issues or other things.

It is a place that my brain can go into neutral for a while. So I can re-balance myself and deal with the issues at hand.

Do you have any default behaviors or habits that you do when stressed or overwhelmed?


Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama said...

Hmm... I think my behavior is somewhat similar when I am stressed. I feel the need to get things done and check things off a list. I also get quiet.

I'm enjoying looking around your blog and will be following you from now on. Thanks for visiting my blog during my SITS weekend!

gin said...

This is an interesting post; while I don't think I "default" I totally think my husband does and this has really helped me understand those behaviors a little better!

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