This is a great time to write this blog because it is almost 1 a.m. in the morning and I have been unable to get to sleep. Earlier, I wanted to write a blog and for some reason could not get in here to write it. As I lay in bed thinking about it sleep would not come but stress did. I decided to give it another try. Now I am not computer literate so I tried a few things. Here I am now. I got here by going the long way around but it sure does go with my blog title. Lately, I have been reading a lot about how we boomers should alleviate stress from our lives to be healthier and happier. Of course I totally agree with that but I have been thinking maybe I should rent a stress free bubble boomer pad. Remember when we use to call our living place a pad. Yes, definitely that is what I need!
This is the only way that I can figure out how to keep the stress away from me in today’s world. It may sound a little crazy but I am ready to go to any lengths for de-stressing and living that healthy life.
A bubble pad that is warm and cozy in the winter, cool and light in the summer would be wonderful. Since I have tried meditation, exercise, healthy eating, vacations, life style changes, geographical changes, yoga, finding my purpose, job changes, and many other things this seems to be the only answer. Retirement Communities
Just like tonight, I turn on the computer to write and there was no writing place…stress. Then I turned on the news and heard the President was going to hold up social security checks…stress. I lifted my foot up in bed and found it swollen…stress. I turned on face book and read where several of my friends were ill…stress. I reached for a nice piece of fruit from my refrigerator and none was there…stress. Then to top it all off with my chocolate ice cream container was empty…stress. I took the dog out to do her thing and the hot air from dangerous temperatures over took my breathing… stress. My garbage disposal stopped working… stress. I ran a warm bath to relax and found I was out of my favorite bubble bath plus TP…stress. The check book is getting low since I have been out on sick leave…stress.
Then what about all those articles saying that we single boomer women are really going to have it rough as far as trying to retire?….stress.
Therefore if I can find a stress free boomer bubble pad without television, computers, garbage disposals and such, things would be stress free, right? There would be just me, no fruit, no ice cream, no nothing but me in the stress free boomer bubble pad with no job, no friends, no life. Oh my it just dawned on me, NO SWEETIE MY precious DOG FRIEND.
On second thought forget this idea about a stress free boomer bubble pad. My imagination has really gotten the better of me tonight. Boomers we are going to deal with this stress and learn to pace, calm and enjoy what we can in life. After all who wants to really live in a bubble. That would be very lonely, not living. There is the answer! We all are in this thing called life together and we will deal with it. We will enjoy the small things and the adventure. If by chance there is such a thing as a stress free boomer bubble pad we can watch our grandkids play in it. They would have a ball.
Seriously though, I do think there should be a warning sign that comes on prior to the news that says, “WARNING; WATCHING AND LISTENING COULD CAUSE STRESS AND BE DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH.” Actually after that statement it might be best if I just crawled over here to my nice soft clean bed and got rest. This stinking thinking has gone a bit far and yes those thoughts do get us in trouble sometimes. 🙂
Originally posted 2011-07-13 06:37:38.