Coping with Stress and Motivation
Just wanted to get some opinions and views on stress.
I would describe myself as sometimes being highly strung. I don't cope with stress in my life too well. Right now, things aren't as great in my personal life as I would like them to be, mainly pertaining to my marriage and it bothers me. Bit of background: I moved from the UK to the USA 3 years ago.
When I get stressed or have a particularly bad day I shut down. All I want to do is go home, crawl into bed or onto the couch and forget that day ever happened. I lose all motiviation to exercise. Like yesterday for example. Yesterday was awful, I got in a small car accident, had a bad day at work, fought with the husband and developed a huge headache that lasted all day. The last thing I wanted to do was go work out. So I didn't.
I'm compensating for last night by going to the gym tonight.
What I want to know is, are there any other people out there who feel this way. Do you lose all motivation to do anything when you get stressed? I really want to stop behaving like this, it's sad. It's almost like when I have a bad day it feels so bad that I just want to lock myself away.
How can I motivate myself to get through the stress? How can I make my life less stress free?
I feel like such a drama queen writing this but yesterday I about drove myself up a tree, so any advice would be much, much appreciated.
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