Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Stress Less

I decided to download blogpress for my iPhone, that way I can write blogs on the go and easily add my photos from my phone. This is my first blog with blogpress, so hopefully it works! :)

I've been making a conscious effort to take a lunch break away from my desk at work this past week. This seems to be helping with my stress level, so I'm going to make this an ongoing goal. So far I've done this for a week as of today.

I almost didn't leave the office for lunch today because I was on a roll with my work, however, I'm so glad that I did! My office in only 2 minutes from the lake. Sometimes I forget how great that is! What a peaceful place to take a break midway through the work day!




It was an overcast day, and very warm. Not too warm, but just the right temperature to be wearing my new tank top from yesterdays post.




I walked along the pier and sat at a table, looking out at the lake. There was a guy fishing, and I heard music playing behind us. The wind was just perfect and I felt like I hadn't been working at all at that very moment. I felt like I wasn't on my lunch break, I felt free.



I walked along the pier some more and rested at the spot above. A couple was hugging while looking out at a boat passing by. The warm breeze was still so nice and the music kept playing.

I looked around to find the source of the music.




A lady was playing her instrument for everyone down at the pier. It was beautiful. I wish that I would have had cash on me because I would have loved to give her a tip. The music was lovely.

After work, my husband and I grilled steaks and ate baked beans on the side.

I almost failed to mention that before dinner, my husband helped give me my copaxone injection. Tonights area was the stomach, and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I'm starting to feel like, while it's not fair, I could potentially get use to these daily injections. It's much better than risking my life in the hands of my multiple sclerosis.

Anyways, after dinner, I decided to go for a walk. It finished raining and the temperature was a little more bearable.



I parked my car on a back road that is about .25 miles from my house. I put a leash on my dog, Max, and off we went.



The walk was so peaceful! I was so relaxed. It was the perfect end to a good day! The crickets were singing after a nice summer rain. It was a walk to remember, that's for sure!

I've been aiming at stressing less lately and I feel like I accomplished this goal today. When I do things for myself, such as taking a break from work or going for a walk with my dog, it seems to make the rest of the day go better than if I hadn't done so. I need to keep this in mind the next time that I think about taking my lunch break at my desk!

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1 comment:

  1. beautiful area! I have to try to do this too....get away from my office for lunch!

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