Stress reduction right here

Stress reduction right here

Sometimes you just need to take time off and enjoy life. I’m a known workaholic, Type A individual, so I always struggle with “me” time. Even family time…I hate to say.

I just got back from some me time. If you haven’t read my travel blog about the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta you can check it out. Lots of pictures included.

I’ve mentioned  before in another blog post how I got hooked on ballooning. You can read that here.

Stress can weigh you down and I’ve had to take a health sabbatical from weight lifting so that’s not a stress outlet at this time…which sucks booty! Lots of my stress is self induced because I’m a perfectionist. Class A overachiever. I bet some of you can relate. I’m tough on myself! No one demands more than I do and the thing is I could do less and get away with it. My personality just doesn’t allow for that kind of slacking. 

Obviously a vacation was needed. How can you not be in the moment when there is so much beauty to see at the balloon fiesta? How can you not be in the moment when you’re crewing and chasing your pilot? How can you not see the beauty in the Sandia mountains before and after the sun crests over them? Let me tell you – there is no way I can be thinking about work, projects, stress or anything else because I’m in the moment and I’m living it up!

Seeing all this beauty just makes you appreciate life. Take a deep breath and live. Be at peace. I’m about to start chanting I swear…kidding. Maybe not…

Being around water does the same thing. I find something peaceful about it. Probably why I love getting out on the lake and just soaking up the sun. I don’t do it enough! 

One of my goals for this year was to work on my work/life balance and I’m failing miserably. I’m renewing my efforts. I think in large part due to writing blogs about travel and my own musings. Self therapy I swear! Good for the soul and all that shizz. Fortunately I’ve got some good peeps that are interested in participating in these adventures.

Who wants to be a Debbie downer…not me. This week has been an overload of positivity. If I had a positive meter attached to me it would be off the charts and smokin’. All those positive vibes from everyone in attendance at the fiesta…whew you can’t help but feel the energy. I’m pretty sure I’ll make people nuts with my overload but they’ll get over. It’s a good jolt! 

So if you are a bit like me in the type A department and/or a workaholic I know it’s tough but take some time to decompress. Find a passion, look for an adventure, kick back, read a book, take a nap, just do something that doesn’t hit high on the stress meter. Unless you’re an adrenaline junkie then you might like those stark moments of fear or stress. You’re sick but that’s ok. I’m the accepting type. 

Back to the grind except in this case I’m on a work adventure!

-G.

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