Tuesday, July 11, 2006

A Remedy for Stress? Ohhhh, yeahhh!


I was going to write this post in just a sentence, nothing more. Merely a question -Does anyone have a remedy for stress?

But then today I decided -in my buckets of spare time -to visit Central Park. I brought a towel, a large ice coffee, two books, a notebook, and an inky pen. Blissssss. The sun was shining, children were laughing and playing ball, a small castle in the distance perched as if for my own benefit, a pond of turtles swam before me, and I began a new novel. This one I hope to finish. (I know I say that about all the books I began writing but never finished, but this one will be different. Really. Really.)

It was so tranquil and happy and bright and peaceful and great. Then I left, went home, and I remembered all that I had been so stressful about. I even cried a little. I do get rather emotional sometimes...Well, I am female, in case you haven't noticed! But then I caught myself. I realized I was getting inordinately worked up over something that with just a bit of bitachon, I wouldn't worry about at all. So I took a small breath and thought, Okay, then -it's up to Hashem. I felt a bit better.

Later that night -oh, I mean tonight:) -in just a few minutes I was told of something that greatly eased my worries. And even if that doesn't work out, it is such a splendid relief to know that things can turn around, so quickly, so easily, so hashgachically. It's really quite amazing.

So, to conclude (I can't go on and on, it's nearly 1:30 in the morning and I gotta get some sleep! It's been a long day), I found one can purchase stress relief with relaxation, sunshine, and creative outlet. But one can eliminate stress with bitachon. One can treat the symptoms -which is good to know -and one can cure the disease.


At least until tomorrow, anyway. :-)


Good night, everyone, and happy trusting!

10 comments:

Pragmatician said...

getting away is a good way to combat stress, getting enough sleep (1.30 pm!!) is another one.

I'm going to see to it Bli Neder that you finish this new book, expect many "have you finished anther chapter"? comments...

Just want to point out a little thing , if you post your novel on your blog and then get it published your anonymity will be compromised.

David_on_the_Lake said...

I do that too sometimes...
Its such a treasure.
Like a mini vacation..
:-)

Okee said...

prag--i'll try to go to sleep before midnight tonight. is that god enough? (no promises!) and as to my anonimity -the book I started yesterday will not be posted online, although I do hope it will one day be published...and anyway, if you know who I am eventually, it's really okay. This isn't the most scandelous blog in the blogosphere; I'm just not into publicity. :)

davidonthelake-yeah! And it's definitely addictive...I might go back tomorrow!

kasamba said...

You just gave me the biggest chizuk!!!
I really needed that- stress is comin out of my eyeballs!

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

There is no one way. Whatever works best for the person. A walk in the park usually works. Anything with exercise decreases the stress.

FrumSingleGuy said...

Okee-
Glad to have found your blog...Your day did sound blissful. The other day I did the same exact thing as you did accept it's wasn't iced coffee it was a grande drip and I fell assleep with my journal over my face for 45 minutes...Peace!!

Okee said...

kasamba-- always glad to be a help!!:) --(and have you tried eyedrops?)

sw'fm--ohhh, exercise? so ppl keep telling meeeee....

frumsingleguy--Welcome!! Glad you found us here at Okee-ville, and yes, it was blissful...and probably therefore unrepeatable, but I'll try. By the way, maybe we were at the park at the same day...it wasn't you who came over to me and asked for some paper and then tried to give me pamphlets on Bresslav Chassidus?? (By the way, what's a grande drip?)

FrumGirl said...

Just one question... how did you stand the heat?!?!

Okee said...

It was before the heat wave, thank Hashem...and it was around 6:30 in the evening -still sunny, but nice and breezy. Hiiiiiighly reccomended!

Anonymous said...

If you want to stay away from stress then be wary of the light coming from the Moon.