I've been doing a lot of Not-running lately. This is different from Running, in that it is the exact opposite. That is consistent with my everyday practice of stress-management.
Okay, so this is a recurring problem for me. I have a voluminous amount of stress in my life. Maybe it's no more than anyone else has, and I just don't deal with it as well. I don't know, and really it doesn't matter. It feels like a lot, and I do not manage it well.
I'm aware this is not the first time I've talked about this, and I know it will not be the last, but come on already, I've had enough. How do I break these recurrent habits I have for dealing with too much stress in my life? I know the answer while I'm writing this, but I'm no happy about it. It involves recognizing these habits and choosing to change them rather than mindlessly following my "stress routine." But that is also hard work. (Ugh, look how good I've gotten at excuses.)
Maybe I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop, maybe I'm waiting till I hit bottom with this stress business. I seem to enjoy testing my limits.
Open to suggestions: How do you deal with stress in your life?