Without going into much detail, the baby is fine. I am fine. It was scary, overwhelming, and exhausting- but I have an amazing husband, family, and friends who were so incredibly supportive of me. Also, I had Halloween candy. That sh*t can get you through anything.
After I got home (I was there for about 2 days), I found that I couldn't chill. I was with family over the Thanksgiving weekend, but I was down. Just out of it, and so incredibly irritable and exhausted. I know what you're thinking... "That's a regular Tuesday for me." Understood, peeps. This was like a hole I'd dug and couldn't get out of. Doctor's orders told me to relax, which I found so hard to do! I know I will eat my words when I'm getting 1 hour of sleep a night in about 2 months, but I like to be busy, to move, to be active.
I also got some stressful news at work last week which I believe attributed to this situation. It was a situation that I believe was handled terribly and unprofessionally, and caused a ton of unneeded stress! This was finally cleared up last night, but I still went home feeling overall BLAH.
After eating pizza and chocolate (don't judge), I decided to figuratively punch myself in the face and go for a walk. I took my iPod and blasted some serious hardcore music while I drowned out my thoughts. And when I say hardcore, I mean Carly Rae Jepsen, Demi Lovato, and Ke$ha's new song.
I came home and did 3 rounds of 20 squats, 20 modified push ups, 20 tricep push ups, and a 20 second plank. Then I put on the music and danced by myself in my house.
If you're still reading this, you are a good person. It changed everything for me. I felt better. I felt like me. I still took it easy (no pole dancing... yet) but it was what I needed to get me out of my funk. Tonight I'm going to get my first ever shellac manicure and probably continue to dance embarrassingly by myself. It's what the baby wants.
What do you do to relieve stress?
What song gets you out of your funk?