I stress about my little sister – 25 years of age little.
I could write a thesis about all the stressors and graph it for you, but let’s go with the latest stressor.
My sister is dating a guy that I don’t like. And neither does she, but she feels bad leaving him.
After getting off the phone with her about this, I accumulated quite a bit of stress from things I did not say (i.e., “I’m sick of talking to you about the same problem,” “You are an idiot,” “Dump him,” “He is a loser,” “I know what’s best for you,” “I’m smarter than you so do what I say!”).
One thing I’ve learned through time and experience is that telling someone that they are doing the wrong thing over and over doesn’t mean a darn thing unless the other person realizes it for themselves. And also because I said all these things at least 5 times to her in the past month. Whoops! 🙂
You would think she would learn from her past – like the time she was allegedly IN LOVE with a guy she met during summer vacation – a 5 day vacation. Hasn’t she heard of the term “summer fling,” or in this case “summer mini-hit-it-and-split-it-fling”?
I needed relief. It was cookie time.
It started with one.
That led to many.
That led to this.
I think I’ll send this to her with a note: “Plenty of fish in the sea, and you had to find this flop…”
What kind of note would you send? To who? Why? How do your relieve stress in a non-exercise way?