A Long Day Calls for a Cold One

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I am not much of a beer girl, but I do have a soft spot for Sam Adams Light.  It’s one of the best light beers, in my opinion, on the market.  I’m more of a gin and tonic sort of gal 🙂  

Today and this week have been going by so slowly and have been trying.  K and I have been working with two VW dealerships and VW corporate on his car and we FINALLY got it all worked out.  We have come to a point where we don’t feel that we are getting ripped off.  We’re so happy with the two people, one at each dealership, that we are going to get them a gift.  They have been beyond kind.

Although this week has been tough, it has not been depressing.  I am really proud of myself actually.  We’ve had a few illnesses in the office and I’ve been doing great at not constantly worrying about catching it.  I have told myself, so what if I get a cold?  I’ve had them before and it will NOT be the end of the world.  I have been so much calmer and really just tried to smile more, even when I was feeling a little stressed.  I have also tried to cut back on the number of times I go to wash my hands.  I feel a lot less anxiety afterward, even if initially the anxiety is pretty heightened.

I’ve had a great week with my coworkers.  We’ve had a lot of laughs and I feel closer to them for some reason.  I don’t want to jinx it, but I love going to work!  I feel I have a purpose and place there and it makes it 10 x better to feel comfortable there too.  That’s why I’ve been working on some of the work-induced anxiety that I experience.  I’ve just tried to be nicer in general and not grouchy to anyone.  I’ve been working hard to do this at work and at home and I notice a difference in my anxiety and happiness.  Smiling and being genuinely nice works! Who knew 😉

Regardless, it’s been a busy week for K and I, with work, the car, going back to school, and an endless stream of birthdays (dad, brother, K).  I’m just glad everything seems to be turning out for the better.

Also, something great for a long, tiring day is a Chester burrito.

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As always, thank you for reading.

Megan

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55 thoughts on “A Long Day Calls for a Cold One

  1. Awesome! I love reading about life, thats what I blog about. It is nice to get on a level with someone, even if you don’t know them personally. Life can be extremely stressful, but its all in how you shape it. Life is too short to constantly pull your hair out, keep that stress and anxiety away and enjoy yourself!! 🙂

  2. To hear how you are working through your worries, and enjoying going to work is uplifting for me! As I’ve just returned to work (as a teacher’s part-time aide rather than a teacher) feels good. But it is hard to hold down the teacher in me. I hope it doesn’t cause problems. So far, I’m enjoying it.

    1. I hope it doesn’t cause you any problems either, but I’m sure you will be great regardless 🙂 It takes a special person to work with children and I admire that in you!

  3. My only problem here is “a cold one.” How about a long day calls for a cold NINE?

    Sam Light is the best domestic light I’ve found. You have good taste, young lady.

  4. What a breakthrough, you are doing fantastic keeping it all into perspective. I wish I could say I like my coworkers, but sad to say, that day will never come, unless I get new coworkers, lol.

  5. I think I might just need this after I get out of class.. Its been a long day and this sounds like valuable resource haha.

  6. I found your blog apparently out of a mutual love for Sam Adam’s. But I don’t drink the light kind. I’m on an Oktoberfest love cruise all the way through November! Cheers!

  7. I’ll take the Chester burrito. You can have the beer, though it looks good too. I read something cute today; ‘If someone doesn’t have a smile, give them one of yours.” Sounds like you have been doing that. 🙂

  8. I am glad you are having a great week at work. I love my job and the people I work with. It really helps when I don’t want to get up and go to know that we are so much more than just co-workers. We are closer than some families. We are having a big potluck Friday to celebrate the holiday and to add some fun to a very long hard week. (We are accountants and this week is quarter close.) I hope the rest of your week stays positive. 🙂

    1. It sounds like you have a great work environment too 🙂 That definitely helps in keeping morale up that’s for sure. I actually enjoy going to work and it sounds like you do too!

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    You are i am sure filled with amazing qualities ready to be discovered.
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  10. Hello Megan and Chester! 🙂

    That’s great that your anxiety levels are down. I’ve also worked on the washing hands ritual. Lol At first I kept feeling dirty and then after a while I realised I was being silly. I hardly get dermatitis on my hands anymore and this alone makes me happier. I just would love to work on the check and double check the doors are locked routine! Lol

    I love that your smiling genuinely..it’s a great feeling, isn’t it? Way to go with work as well. And lastly…YAY about the car. Hugs to you. Paula xxx

    1. Hello Paula 🙂

      You are doing so well with the handwashing! I’m proud of you because I know how difficult it can be to break those routines. It is not at all easy and even though we can see that it’s silly or irrational, it doesn’t make that primitive fear any less terrible. I wish you the best of luck with continuing this! I’m rooting for you 🙂

      Megan

      1. Haha!

        And me for you. It’s taken me years to cut this down. I suppose I have a tendency to kick one thing to add it for another! You have a great weekend. Hugs Paula xxx

  11. Working too, i have to remember that work related stress is not as difficult as not paying attention to my ocd, therefore i may as well stick at it. although i see work my ‘provoked’ anxiety in a differen’t way to my ocd.
    we don’t get light beers in the UK, only one; coors 😦

  12. As I’m sure you’ve heard, smiling releases endorphins, so smiling makes you feel better. I thought that was kind of stupid and some optimist wrote it to make people feel better; it really does work, though! When I’m stressed and anxious, I just try to smile and laugh. It makes it a lot more bearable and I feel better. Enjoying the posts, by the way! Keep it up! 🙂

  13. I love that you are trying to have a positive attitude at work and are working on “re-wiring” your thinking. That’s great advice for all of us struggling!

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