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Tummy Taming

March 30th, 2009 at 07:36 pm

First--I want to salute all of you going through tough times, in ND, those of you without jobs, and other worries. I'm impressed with everyone's mental strength.

I find myself worrying about all sorts of things lately--one of my husband's colleagues has been asked to take a 40% pay cut, and others have been asked to take a 30% pay cut. He hasn't found out his numbers yet, but the whole thing makes me anxious. My usual anxiety monitor is a sour stomach, which seems omnipresent lately.

We have an good emergency fund, and we've created a back-up budget, but still my stomach gurgles.

I'm trying to think of ways to distract myself--getting library DVDs to watch over lunch, garden planning etc. I need to build more joy into my life and not focus on all the bad news.

5 Responses to “Tummy Taming”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm sorry you are feeling so down. Try to focus on the positive. It will all get better...it will just take time.

  2. whitestripe Says:

    sometimes when everything seems to be pressing down on me and making me anxious, i make a list of it all. then i write down what i can physically do to make each thing better. the things i have no control over, i do my best to not think about. the things i can do something about, i make steps toward that. it makes me less anxious.

  3. Petunia Says:

    Building more joy into your life sounds like a good strategy to me. Hang in there!

  4. dmontngrey Says:

    Yeah, I've been dealing with the stomach issues myself. Stress!! No fun. Sorry to hear that.

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    These certainly are trying times....

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