Monday, May 23, 2011

Today I'll Do it Anyway

I am stressed. I don't like being stressed. My body does all kinds of painful things to me when I'm stressed. I hurt...mostly my neck...but for the past few days my whole right side has been aching. Oh, how I dislike this so very much....

Some days the pain is all I can think about. 

I don't like talking about it and I rarely do. It seems so selfish of me to complain when my life is so blessed.

It truly is.

So I don't complain too much....especially here. That's not what this place if for.

This Blog is my happy place. My very own home to share ideas and creations and inspirations.

All things that make me smile and give me butterflies in my tummy. Those things I do that feel so right.

But today...I just needed to share a little gloom to help me feel a bit better. 

And even though I hurt today and my energy levels are low I am gonna....

*smile anyway
*be positive anyway
*bless our home with clean floors and clothes anyway
*write anyway
*create anyway
*live my life to the fullest anyway

What gets you down? Do you live your life anyway? Please share so I know I'm not alone;)


  1. I feel you lady! I have had so much opposition lately it is driving me insane. I am feeling blue and down and out. I want to crawl under the covers and never come out. But I do beleive in the "Do it anyway" philosophy we learned in SR1 so I do it. But there are times when I allow the gloom. I feel like it is that bitter sweet thing. We have to know sorrow to understand happiness. WE have to feel pain to understand joy. If we don't know the one, we don't know the other. Besides for me it is better to "get it over with" as in feel the gloom and move on.

    Otherwise I feel like I am trying so hard to AVOID the gloom that I am unable to move on. That it is limiting me. So feel it and move it.

    Also I took the Goddess Guidebook this year and one thing Goddess Leonie says is to remember to "De-suckify" write down ways that work for you to de-suckify. Make a list and then go back to that list when feeling down.

    On my De-Suckify List is:

    Watch a comedian stand up or comedy movie
    Cry and cry until you can't cry anymore then laugh and laugh about nothing
    Go for a walk
    Create something-Be crafty
    Listen to SR1 Playlist to get out of funk
    Make a new playlist of uplifting songs and go back to that

    I can't find my book with all of them in it but I know those are the top ones. I have tons of movies so usually I opt for a movie, sit down then create something.

    You are loved and maybe knowing that will help "De-Suckify" as well :)

  2. Leslie, you wrote exactly what I would have written! I to use my blog as a safe, happy place. I try not to let the negative out. I live with pain every day - I have arthritis and because I have 1 kidney, I have to be very careful with what meds I take (which means no strong pain drugs) I love the term de-suckify that Trisha used! Fabulous!
    When we smile through the pain and keep going we rise above it. We control it, not it controlling us!
    I so enjoy coming to visit here and seeing the projects you do! A huge thank you! Keep smiling!

  3. I'm the same way - when I stress, my neck and back suffer. A week before my wedding I hurt SO badly that I finally saw my doctor. She said my muscles were so tense that they were straightening my spine!

    Usually when I'm down I try to distract myself. Working around the house helps and when it's all clean I have a small sense of accomplishment. And then sometimes I wallow in it, watch sad movies, listen to sad songs, then I get to point that I find myself ridiculous and usually start to laugh!

    Hang in there and know you're not alone! :-)

  4. I was having a bit of a down day yesterday. I just hate stress.

    Creating always makes me happy. Or a good laugh with some happy TV like Glee or Raising Hope.

    Fell better!

  5. I just love you! You are so cool! Bless my home with clean floors anyway, lol! That's fabulous - I too feel it in my back and shoulders when I am stressed and believe me, it has been a tough month with some adoption disappointments. I wasn't even able to do art - which is my usual go to. I too don't like to talk about it on my blog, but I find that when I do share the bad as well as the good, there is a common sigh of relief from us all knowing we all go through it. I say take the day off and get back into your PJ's. . . xoxoxo

  6. When I'm stressed (which is often these days) I tend to dismiss all housework and just find a good book to read. It's hard to "smile anyways" but I think that might help me in the long run. Thank you for sharing this and being the awesome person that you are!

  7. Leslie, don't for a second worry about bringing a negative vibe to your blog, sometimes being able to vent and let it out is the very best therapy. Plus, when you share your low moments and admit to them, you allow others to do the same.

    Sometimes, we, as women feel that we are failures or less than when we have a down moment or a tough day, week, month, or year. Honestly, not one of us can be superwomen all the time, and I think we at times feel that if we aren't everything to everybody and doing everything on our list of to do's then we are failures. I feel that we tend to beat ourselves up (at least I know I do) and that is just plain mean. Some of the things I say to myself, I wouldn't say to my least favorite person, (I'm working on that!)

    Anyway, a lot of rambling on and on about a lot of nothing, but when I'm feeling low, I tend to want to be alone to get myself straight in my head, I usually will read, watch a favorite movie or create something.

    I hope you feel better soon and less stressed out. Do something nice for yourself and let it go for the moment. It will be there to deal with when you feel like tackling it.

    Love ya Les,


  8. Hang in there girl. You are not alone. I know I can get in the same boat too!

  9. We all feel this way from time to time. You are wise to push ahead a create!


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