How I decided to deal with my work stress today

I put stress relief tea in the travel mug with my companies logo on it. Lately, it has been really stressful at work. I am learning a new test from someone who is very hard to work with. I also have to maintain responsibilities from my old position because the replacement for my job broke her foot the day before her first day. This has created a lot of stress for me and honestly I was not dealing with it well.

So this morning I decided to trick my brain. I stared at the words stress relief and DSM this morning. I forced myself to feel happy about going to work. Every time I took a sip from my mug I told myself I would have a good day at work.

When I got to work and the person who is training me was rude I forced myself to remember the above image. Stress is created within ourselves. We allow things to bother us. The next time you become stressed think of why its good that you are in this situation now. Remember to breathe! Enjoy your Halloween!!!

Its all in your approach

Your approach to situations in your life is how you control your emotional stability. If you fly off the handle any time something even slightly inconvenient happens your health is going to suffer. We all like when everything goes perfectly to plan but we also know that usually does not happen. So taking steps to increase your adaptability in life will support your happiness over the years.

Things like stopping to take a breath, focusing on the good aspects, or grounding yourself are great ways to keep your emotional state stable. When I say grounding I mean the practice of noticing things in your vicinity. People who suffer from panic attacks tend to use this technique when they are first noticing signs of an attack. They simply look around and notice what is near them; a chair, the door, some flowers. By focusing on these things they are forcing their brain to focus on the objects and not on what might have triggered their panic attack.

Whatever you do to calm yourself try applying those techniques when you are approaching something that might increase your anxiety. Also, just simply approaching everything you do with an open mind and happy attitude will make things better. Getting upset when things do not go right is normal but your shooting yourself in the foot if you are approaching things with the idea that its already going to be bad. Go out today and great everything new with an open mind and a happy heart!

Enjoy the little things in life!

We all tend to be focused on the future and how to get where we want to go. But sometimes you just have to stop and enjoy the little things in life.

Like Sid’s bad hair day 🙂
Or his cute little eyes 🙂
The beautiful view after a climb up a mountain
And spending time with your favorite people!

Whatever you do today make it fun! Enjoy where you are in the process of getting to where you want to be. Its not about the destination but the journey right?

Long days…they are great right?

Today was a long day for me. I start off the day training for my new position at work. Then I go home, feed dogs, feed humans, workout, shower, and I ended the night with class work on becoming a health coach! Yup, you read that right. I am currently taking the Integrative Nutrition class on health coaching. More on that later 😉😎. Back to my original point…today was a long day. Even though I am currently at the end of the day, and so tired I feel pretty rung out I am proud of how this day went.

I put in good work, and im happy with how the day went. Sometimes we can end up in a rut. We get used to out little routines because its relaxing but every once in a while its nice to disrupt the usual. So spend sometime this week learning something new or getting a different hair cut. Whatever you do make it fun and exciting! Enjoy!!

Puppy filled weekend!

This weekend my husband and I took our dogs to the dog park for the first time! Initally, we were kind of nervous so we decided to walk around central park first. Its a wonderful spot! Once we got back around to the dog park, three dogs were playing together inside. So we brought them in and they got to meet everyone. It took basically a second. They sniffed eachother and walked in different directions. We all had a great time, and are looking forward to going back!

Rose Garden

Happy Friday!!

Friday is here!! Tomorrow is the weekend and the only thing stopping me from enjoying it is a full day of work. I love Fridays, and there really is not much that can bother me at work. Its the joy of knowing that I won’t have to drag myself out of bed at 4:30am tomorrow! Woohoo!! You got to enjoy the small wins! Anytime you feel frustrated at work today remember you do not have to deal with it tomorrow or the next day…. 😀

Give yourself 10 seconds

One of the best ways to calm, and center yourself is to take a deep breath. When you add that with counting you can trick your brain to relax. The next time you need to calm down take a deep breath in while counting to 10, and then let it out while counting backwards from 10. This will distract your brain from the problem at hand and bring it back into calm awareness. Enjoy your day and remember to take a deep breath!

Today is Global Cat Day!

Did you know that October 16th is Global Cat Day? This day was created to recognize these cute furry creatures and hope that we can bring awareness to the increasing number of cat’s that need to be adopted. If you are looking to get a new buddy then please check out this adoption website to help find a home for a cat in need! Cat Adoption. Cats are wonderfully self reliant, predators, and they purr when they are happy! What more can you ask from a cute little rodent killer wrapped up fur? So take sometime today to either love the cats you already have or consider adopting one!


You know what is an amazing simple way to stay healthy and happy? Drink water!!

Your body is made up of 60% water. If your dehydrated, your body will start to present with problems. Your brain is actually the first to show affects from lack of water, and it can present in mood changes and memory loss. Crazy right? Maintaining a hydrated body will protect your kidneys, recover from workouts faster, prevent headaches, and even stop constipation.

It is recommended that you drink about 64oz of water everyday. Which turns out to be eight 8oz glasses.

We all know how important it is to drink water and we understand that if we are consuming the correct amount we feel better. But how do we do it? Its not by drinking sweetened or carbonated beverages. Those might sound and taste great but they typically create more health problems than they solve.

I found that if I get a new water bottle every so often I tend to consume the correct amount of water. I like to stick with ones that have straws and bright colors.

You have to find what works to motivate you. Would creating a friendly challenge with people you know to see who can constantly consume the right amount everyday help? How about making sure to drink two glasses of water every 2 to 3 hrs at work? Or making sure to drink two full 32oz water bottles a day? Find what works and stick to it!

Below are a few water bottles that make it easy to keep track of the amount you need to drink.

Motivational Water Bottle-Venture Pal

Giotto Time-Marker

I Wish This Was Wine Time-Marker