Tuesday, November 22, 2011

i know God will not give me anything i can't handle. i just wish that He didn't trust me so much.

My life has been pretty full in the last several months. I have been working at my job, doing an internship, blogging and occasionally attempting to have a social life. I was handling it all pretty well, despite never having free time. Until tonight, that is. With one week left of my internship - which I have genuinely loved doing, even if it meant giving up my free time- I broke down. I could feel it coming on all day at work - I was in a foul mood for no reason at all. Everything got to me. It all felt like too much.

I have no solution, except to keep pushing through. What is helping me in this exact moment, is this picture I came across recently. It makes me feel calmer somehow.

What do you do to de-stress?


  1. That's a very calming picture Shannon.. Sorry to hear you got stressed out but im glad that you recovered :) I take deep breaths when i am stressed, a good technique for me not to get palpitations too..

  2. I'm sorry you were stressed, it sounds like you've been really busy lately. And I agree, that's a very calming picture :) I'm glad you've recovered.
    whenever I'm stressed I write in my journal until I feel better or I've figured out exactly what is bothering me.


  3. working out is always a good way to de-stress, or even just a walk around the block!


  4. great photos, love your blog, keep it up!
    and i hope you'll come visit mine soon!

  5. Stress ? What is it ?!!
    This word is not even in my vocabulary!

  6. i'm sorry, hun. it's good to get it all out sometimes. I always watch a really good movie. one that demands my attention so that I'm not thinking about anything but the characters. it's always relaxing to dive into someone else's life. super happy I found your blog. totally following. If you get a sec I'd love to hear what you think of my fashion blog. It's all about the adventures of a southern girl turned LA stylist. xo


  7. sorry to hear that you are stressed. hope that calming picture will help you. take your favorite book and read it in a comfortable place -bed, perhaps-. light your candles and listen lounge music. hope all those will help.
    have a Cupcake sweet day;)

  8. Lovely picture and I'm feeling exactly the same with all my work/bogging/internships etc. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    listen to music really loud and sing and dance around your house . . .maybe add a bottle of wine in the mix haha


  9. i always go for a long run - clears my head and makes me less on edge for sure!

  10. sorry, that you are so stressed!
    I do sport and eat well! It really helps!


  11. i do yoga to de stress, its amazing :)


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  13. Great illustration ! When I stress I eat, try to find a descent restaurant and have a big meal by yourself :)


  14. I just take a breather, i walk away from whatever is giving me a hard time for at least 10min and breath and relax and think of something happy or look something up on google to make me laugh.... hope everything goes well for you, and remember to just BREATH and relax ;)


  15. dang girl....we always have those times in are life where we have so much going on, but yes keep pushing through and you'll get on top! your perseverance will welcome huge opportunities and success!!
    what I do to de-stress...make some tea w/extra honey, light a yummy candle, climb into bed, and read a good book!

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  16. Boy, do I know these feelings like the back of my hand!!! What I do to de-stress?? Coffee and desert. OR improve something that needs worked on... IE: blog graphics, clean the house, fix something broken. Then I feel accomplished and some how relieves a ton of stress :)

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

  17. Hi lovely,
    it happens to me too sometimes, but luckily these moments do not last long.
    What I do to de-stress? I go shopping;) It's very relaxing for me:)
    Fashion tea at 5

  18. aw it must have been horrible but luckily you can push through and get past any moments like that, i try to do anything to take my mind off of it sometimes it's listening to music


  19. I've been through that many times but can still manage it. I'm sorry if you were stressed and all. You can do it. Pleas do visit LIFO. It's a free fashion hub which includes an online wardrobe where you can create outfits and get fashion feedback from friends.

  20. I know what you mean, but He knows the best and He knows that what won't break us will certainly make us stronger
    I dance to destress :D

    Come follow my blog darling! xx

  21. It seems like quite a hectic time but i'm sure you will make it through.


  22. Hi sweety, I love the title of your blog, I feel like that sometimes as well. I hope that you feel better and less stressed

  23. It's the worst feeling when you just have a big breakdown and cry over the littlest thing. That happened to me a while ago when I didn't fit into a pair of jeans! I look at pics of my daughter to make me happy. Hope you feel better soon xx

  24. Don´t worry You are only a week away, and you´ll have more time for yourself. I have been doing yoga for a while and makes wonders. <3<3

  25. great post!! :) your have such a lovely blog!
    i am now following you!! ;)
    have a great day!

  26. Oh babe, there's only a week left, but I know how horrible it is when you have so much to do, I had real difficulties when I was doing my A Levels and had a job and just attempted to live life too. Don't drink caffeine after 5pm, and make sure you have some down time at the end of the day (: xx

  27. I take a long bath and listen to classical music, how ever strange it might sound but it works!
    One of the most difficult things in life is to learn how to say no-but one has to learn to do so, otherwise you'll hit a wall sooner or later. Take some you-time, you deserve it. Great post, way to go!
    And thank you for leaving a comment on my blog, I cherish them!


  28. Uff! I guess I live constantly stressed but I quite like it .... :D
    Do you have any hobbie?? you could do something artistic ...<3