Thursday, September 27, 2012

Coping Strategies

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.

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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?

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