Happy Wednesday!!! My Mom just sent me a thing about it being LM Montgomery’s birthday, isn’t that nice? Also Mark Twain and Winston Churchill (Bengal famine).
Reading: I finished Kim! The ending is as amazing as it always is. And now I can concentrate on Dunnett. I’m trying to get a friend to be my reading buddy so I’ll have an impetous to go on and finish it. Oh, and I’m listening to the podcast “The Dream” which is really excellent and I recommend highly if you are interesting in learning about the wellness industry and the home sales industry.
Watching: I just watched The Manchurian Candidate for the first time for a film group. That movie is SO GOOD!!!! Like. not just clever, but actually really really good. And weirdly Masala, in that there are moments of humor, moments of action, moments of romance, all mixed together. Highly recommend it for those who haven’t watched it yet, and it is ABSOLUTELY the movie that should be made in India today.
Thinking: Ugh, I’m stressed again. I gotta stop feeling overwhelmed by life. Here’s an interesting thought, the host of The Dream podcast was talking about how she was plagued with medical issues in childhood, especially migraines. I was too, and she talked about how that is what has made her a Type A kind of person, knowing that at any moment she could be incapacitated means she feels the need to make every productive moment count. And wow, now I am realizing that’s the way I think too! I have to do everything now-now-now because tomorrow I could wake up sick and unable to do anything. So now that I have that piece of the puzzle, and understand my sense of “I could run out of time” as related to the way I was suddenly bedbound for days on end without warning in childhood, should make me less stressed! But, it doesn’t. Brains are stupid.
Listening: CHRISTMAS MUSIC! Always Christmas music in December. Check out “Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto”
Now, question for you! What are your de-stress activities?
My de-stress activity is to make a to-do list and try to finish as many things as possible as fast as possible. Which is less of a de-stress activity and more of a reflexive reaction to stress activity.