How to Handle Stress in Healthy Ways

When you’re feeling anxious (my case when not) a good idea is to take a time-out.

I’m not exactly certain to what extent this thought will affect me in coming days;

however, I feel the need to try something different.

In with the new – out with the old.

This week I spoke at length long-distance with my oldest granddaughter.

She hasn’t had an easy life since her Mother (my daughter) departed from Earth.

The month of June is tough for us as we experience an array of emotions unknown

and foreign to those who’ve never lost a parent or a child.

An interesting comment she made to me was in regard to ‘positivity toxicity’.

Here for years I’ve been reading self-help books and trying to understand people’s

actions and in the end feeling a bit numb.

Could it be possible that too much of a good thing isn’t exactly the most healthiest

ingredient?

I thought about her words.

Too much sodium isn’t good for high blood pressure patients; too much sugar isn’t

wise for a diabetic.

And I’m beginning to reflect on the possibility that trying to hard, caring too much,

reading and listening to comforting words does little to curb what I’ve been

experiencing on the inside these past years.

Words – words – words!!

Then I Googled ‘Toxic Positivity’ and found that ‘yes’ there is such a belief.

Defined as: an obsession with positive thinking, people should place a positive

spin on all experiences — even those profoundly tragic.

Wow – what an absurd thought pattern.

Stairway to Heaven – An ABC Poem

Aesthetic appeal
Blue skies
Clouds puffy
Dreamer starry-eyed
Exhibition beauty
Flowers colorful
God’s glory
Heaven’s splendor
Imagery paradise
Joyfulness abundance
Kingdom God’s
Loving feelings
Masterpiece magnificent
Nirvana’s enlightenment
Ocean turquoise
Picture perfection
Quintessence attractive
Rainbow radiance
Showcase splendor
Tranquility true
Universe’s ultimate
Vision perception
Winsomeness winner
X-ceptional depiction
Yearbooks’ dreams
Zestfulness spiritual

Cemented Memories

Sometimes darkness night
PTSD recurs, dreams fright

Ghastly ghosts ferment
Stories, turmoil, torment

Night pattern familiar
Sights bizarre, peculiar

E'erlast prediction doom
Switchover kick-ass gloom

Insomniac heartless witch
Costume designer lover stitch

Mood capable reverse
Positivity skills rehearse

Mornin' meet attendee
Necessity anxiety free

Breathing techniques
Calmness overcome thee

Underneath covers cower
Await daylight, pleasant tomorrow.

© 2018 June Quintin
Time blown in the zap zone

 

The Meteorat

Monday morning motivation
Recreational warden
Replenish and rearrange
Personal virtual garden

Hello shy rat-like critter
Clan planet to planet drifters 
Manage consume tasty organic treats
Overnight owner's choice fail garden frozen keep

Morning read app wild life calculator index 
Discover Meteorat, classification fictional text
Resemblance end mop's handles quite laughable site
Ye spenders lifetime hitch-hikers aboard meteorites

Duration 55 - 60 minutes eat 'n go timespan
Change of plants app player's afternoon plan
Disappointment ahead tonight's schedule visit
Dumbfounded disappearance tasties surprise hesitate.

© 2018 June Quintin