I can bitch and complain about living in my husband's childhood bedroom-and believe you me, I have plenty to write about. Or, I can catalogue the various
avoidance coping strategies I've been using in attempts to deal with my ridiculous situation.
Know Your Meme
My coping strategies of choice in the past included:
- Soaking in some sun-actually leaving the house to get some fresh air
- Taking a break from people, situations, places that are stressing me out.
- Read a book.
- Listen to music.
- Talk to a friend.
- Take a nap.
- Clean or organize something.
- Create a routine.
- Research my issue, problem, the unknown, whatever to make sure I feel informed.
These have been great so far this year. However, these strategies were not designed to stand up to the stress of being stranded in a house with one's retired in-laws for roughly ten hours a day. They are also based on the good old days when I had access to some wheels. We are currently living in a part of South Carolina that is merciless to those without cars.
I need some suggestions with more juice. Any ideas?