Aug 24

Tonya B. aka Mt. St. Helens

Mount St. HelensLast night was the first night in several weeks that I was able to sleep. I went to sleep before midnight and I was able to sleep for more than 6 hours. 5 hours is the norm anyway, so 6 was like winning the lotto. Why did I sleep? I removed a stressor. Then I tweeted, “I had a feeling that I wouldn’t make it another couple of weeks…the dormant volcano erupts.” I was HOT and that’s the problem. I didn’t end the situation until someone ticked me off and boy did she tick me off! Sometimes we don’t realize what is causing us to be sick, tired or angry, but when it’s removed and we set ourselves free, it’s like hallelujah, the bright light shines and the choir sings.

Hallelujah Chorus Short

It reminds me of one of my earlier blogs, “Stealing My Own Joy”, where I wrote about creating my own oppression, in essence stealing my joy and not realizing that I was in a stressful situation. I know that I’m not the only one that gets a little absorbed and even though we know we need to turn tail and run, we stick it out, hoping to get some sort of resolution -not wanting to be the bad guy. Bump that…let that mess go. Kick it down the street like an empty can, it’s not worth your sanity.

1 comment

  1. JustTonyaB

    I took this online stress test, because we often don’t consider that every aspect of life creates stress, whether it’s joyous or not…it’s the change. Anyway, I took the test and my results were: “…Stress Calculator indicates that you are under serious risk of illness due to over stress.” This is why I keep screaming, I need a vacation. :)


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