Fiction: Advice on Stress (293 words)

25 Jan

Some days, you just don’t know what to do.  And you have to resign yourself to that fact. I have a tried and true method for when I realized that I can’t do what I what or feel that I need to do and the stress is starting to wear away at my sanity. It does make me look slightly insane, but it’s quite an even trade-off in the long run.

What I do is laugh.  That’s it.  Usually, I just sit myself down in the middle of my bedroom floor and try to find something to laugh about.  And you’d be amazed how easy it is to find something to laugh about.  And then once you’ve started, it leads to another funny thought, or funny memory, or funny whatever, and it becomes quite impossible to stop laughing, but that’s okay because you don’t really want to stop.  Just laugh until you can’t anymore until your throat is dry and your abs start to hurt and you’ll just be ready to curl up in a ball and sleep for a while.

And you might just curl up in a ball and sleep for a little while.  Or maybe curl up in a ball and cry for a little while. And that’s okay too. Because sometimes life sucks and it’s okay to have a minor breaking point here and there along the way.

But after you’ve laughed, and maybe cried, and maybe got some sleep, it’s time to get up, dust yourself off, and get back to work.  There is always a way to beat whatever you think is beating you, and you do have to find that way.  All I’m saying is that sometimes, it’s the best idea to just take a break.

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