Reflections on Stress
It’s been a weird week. I’ve had chronic injuries since I was fifteen and my hip went out for the first time, but lately something’s going on that’s just putting me through it.
I got a headache I used to get yearly but haven’t had in five years, then I sprained something in my back and waist, my calves started acting up and my hip has not been happy. I think a lot of it stems from not sleeping which is not great, but maybe I’m stressed? Who knows.
I’ve been going full throttle into DIY’s. We managed to get out to the craft store last week so I picked up some supplies. I’m doing a big macrame t shirt DIY that’s taking a lot of time. I’m also looking at fixing a bag and jazzing it up all in one step.
I picked up some dye because well, sometimes DIY’s don’t work out the way you want them too and so why not add more dye and see what happens?
I was listening to The Very Serious Crafts podcast episode on crafting and stress relief while I was rolling out gnocchi. It got me thinking about how stressed I am all the time and I kind of sat down and had a good think about it.
I think I’m definitely more stressed when I take a break from making things, but I also get more stressed when I don’t play with makeup or my hair. I get incredibly stressed when I don’t cook for long periods of time.
Even as a kid I had a million and one hobbies. I think I’m just someone who needs to be constantly busy. I think it’s time to find a new hobby while still continuing to do all the things I do…