For a change, instead of setting several New Year’s resolutions for 2015, I have decided to set only one. That one is to learn to cope with stress better.
I don’t know what has changed so much this year, but my ability to cope with stress has been poor at best, and destructive at worst. I’ve ballooned to my heaviest weight, and my go-to coping mechanism has been to eat sugary foods in excess.
This is going to be a little bit of trial and error while I try to work out what works and what doesn’t, but exercise, working my contracted hours and keeping a journal will be good starting points, and are all things that have helped in the past.
My theory is that getting the stress under control and back to a healthy level will help everything else fall in to place. Or at least won’t make it seem as daunting!
Do you set New Year’s resolutions? What do you do to manage stress?