Snow Piles and Stress!

They’re predicting that we’re going to get another 12 inches or so of snow starting tomorrow night. Some of you read that and think, “No biggie… we don’t even close school for that,” while others are thinking, “I haven’t seen that much snow in my entire life… total!”¬†Generally, it’s a pretty big storm for our area, but certainly nothing huge.

What makes it a big deal is that we’ve gotten SO MUCH SNOW this winter already, and it’s been so cold that it’s not melting. We’ve been getting storms at least once a week for the past two months or so. Normally, a storm like this wouldn’t be all that bad, but when the snow comes on top of the other 20 inches laying on the ground, it becomes a bigger deal.

Sometimes, there are things in my life like that. Things that come along that wouldn’t normally be a big deal. Sure, they’d be a pain in the butt, but nothing major. However, when I allow other stresses to build up (like growing snow piles) then that extra challenge becomes more difficult.

The key to keeping this from happening is to make sure that I deal with things completely and right away. If I let stresses build up in my life, then I’m less prepared for new struggles that may arise. Instead, if I take care of the things that are sapping my emotions, then I can handle whatever comes my way.

What do you do to help you deal with stress? Sound off in the comments!