Be free-floating, allowing the situation to surround you, and be in it. Take in the full surroundings, including the temperature of the water.
This may bring incredible clarity, presence and focus. This is what is means to be a jellyfish.

Friday, October 7, 2011

How Do You Take a Picture of Stress? 7th day of NaBloWriMo

I was searching for a topic today, very early this morning, and stumbled across a blog I like. This blogger had a summary of the week in pictures. Her pictures were great, took us through crafts with the kids, making syrup, and some lovely pictures of her kitchen and kids.  

I thought this was a wonderful idea, thinking also I could do a similar type thing. But then I thought what my week was like. STRESS! The week was entirely full of stress. So much so, I feel it stalled me almost completely. So much stress, worry, that I was like a deer in the headlights, stuck in a purgatory of wasted time and not accomplishing much of anything all week.

So then I thought, how do you 
take a picture of stress??
Here are some I found online
I could relate to these pictures. I probably experienced a little bit of each of these this week, and it has been exhausting!
So I decided I am allowing myself the freedom of no stress this weekend! 

No worries about money, bills and how the heck we are gonna pay them, no worries about the animals with fleas, no worries about the hairballs on the floor (okay, can't take the last two anymore, that will be the first thing dealt with tomorrow), and no worries about getting the multitude of projects I have started finished. 

It is weekend, we will relax and try to enjoy it! 

If I was here,that would be no problem...this is a place to relax...I will need a little daydreaming and reminiscing to get there....

Of course, we would have to let the locals have their way, but that would be fine with me.

I am not there, however, I am in the mountains. But still, I will sleep in tomorrow. I will leisurely drink my coffee. I will enjoy the sunshine and 70 degree weather we do have here. And I will enjoy life.
(after tending to the animals and cleaning of course, only after that will I be able to relax....)
Perhaps a drive through the mountains will be on the agenda, or a trip downtown to see the sights of the city. Who knows? I will let the days unfold naturally. Then maybe next week I will not be frozen in the sea of stress I felt this week. I will be productive and accomplish what I need to.

What are you planning this weekend?


  1. I hate weeks like that!!! I hope your weekend goes fantastic!! (I wish I could go run on the road in the last picture!!). I will be running with my son on his first 5k race saturday and I can't wait!!!!

  2. Thank you Heather. I hope it goes good too - and GOOD LUCK in your race, and good luck to your son too! Have fun.
    (hubby napping with pillow btw...)

  3. we will be nursing some colds. on the couch with some movies. cuddle time and relaxing!
    wish you a relaxing weekend too!

  4. My picture of stress is that of a frazzled cat with hair sticking up.


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