Friday, January 24, 2014

Channeling anger through exercise + Turning over a new leaf re: procrastination in 2014

Never fear fellow NaBloPoMo bloggers, I haven't disappeared!  Just took a brief hiatus yesterday and now I'm doubling up on the entry for today.  
Do you think it's possible to control your temper when facing enormous pressure?
It is possible to control your temper when facing enormous pressure although it certainly makes it much more difficult!  Even as an "easygoing" person I remember often times crumbling under stress when I was in high school.  My high school years were very challenging academically as I took several advanced level classes each semester for college credit.  There were times when I lashed out passive aggressively at my family when really all I needed was an outlet to release stress.  Now, I have learned to channel any frustration and anger into exercise.  Zumba and Dance cardio classes at my local YMCA are my personal favorites!
Does pressure ever make you want to rebel and do the exact opposite of what is being asked of you?
At work, no.  I know I can't afford to rebel or else risk losing my job!  In school and at home, I think procrastination is often a form of rebelling and avoiding pressure.  I put off math homework in high school especially as it was not a favorite subject of mine.  Then at the last minute I would try to cram everything in for a test which just led to increased stress.  I shaped up in college and began tackling my tougher subjects like math  in more incremental doses so it wasn't too much in the end.  I need to work on this at home too as I will often put off household chores I don't want to do.  Then, at the last minute when I am forced to do it I can get into a panic mode.  Not healthy, I know.  Perhaps 2014 can be a turning point for me in not procrastinating!

Hope everyone has a great weekend and stay warm!  You know it's bad when schools in the South shut down because of icy roads.  No school for the kiddos today in our neighborhood!


  1. I often need to channel my anger through craft, exercise, or writing. Better than either holding it or freaking out.

    1. Procrastination causes me to panic too and then I get anxious because I've left it too late.

  2. @Lynda: All three sound like good methods to me! I need to find a winter craft.
    @queasypeasy: It's nice to know someone else can identify.