The last four days have been to say the least, extremely stressful, for my family and I. Now I am not writing this blog to tell you how bad these last four days have been, or to feel sorry for me, I'm using it as an example on not letting a stressful event turn your life upside down.
The last four days my family and I have been without electricity at our house, and been staying out of hotels. Monday a tree branch took out our main powerline to our house, we called Oncor, they came out and turned off our power to "make it safe" and instructed us to contact an electrician and he would have to pull city permits and get it inspected. Oncor left with our meter, so that was one night without electricity. The next day electrician came out go it fixed, was a little confused on why Oncor took the meter, because he said he could have had us at least running with electricity until final inspection. The city of Dallas inspector would not be able to make to our house until the next day. Second night without electricity. The third day, yesterday, inspector came out, told electrician a few things to change but that he would green tag it so we didn't have to go another day without electricity. (How nice of him!) When we called Oncor, they hadn't received the release from the city and when we called the city it was after 4pm, everything's closed. Third night without electricity. Meanwhile it has been over 100 degrees, running back and forth to the house to let out a full sized German Shepherd. Everything in our fridge going bad, hotel bills adding up. And as I write this we our still without power and CBS 11 is actually doing a story on us because of Oncor keeping us without electricity for 4 days. One word sums up the last 4 days, CRAZY.
So we can say that stress has been creeping up on me. And I have been reminding myself some of my own device that I routinely give patience on stress relief. Yesterday I did not feel like working out. It has been harder to eat healthy as we have been primarily eating out the last four days. But I had to remind myself to shake this off. There will always be another catastrophic event, or so they seem, right around the corner waiting for us. If we start adding all these up throughout our year, there are quite a few. If we slack off, get out of our healthy routines it will make stress worse. Yesterday I got to the gym, did my normal workout, I wasnt going to let Oncor ruin my health. And guess what, I felt a lot better after i got it in. Don't let outside influences take you off your path. When I was in chiropractic college, if we had a big trst the next day, I still wouldnt miss a workout. I had friends say, dont you need that extra hour to study, or you are really going to go to the gym with the test tomorrow? I wasn't going to let a test get in the way of my routine, stress would just build up and i would end up doing worse. I would go in to a test calm and relaxed because I had been taking care of myself physically and emotionally. If you missed my blog a few weeks ago on finding your zen i highly recommend reading it. Whether you have a deadline at work, a housing issue like mine, or whatever it may be, do not forget to take care of yourself! Because in reality that is the only thing that really matters.
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