This Picture Is A Total Lie

Feb 22, 2013 at 3:34pm | Leave a comment

Olivia just told me I had a panicked look on my face, so this is me
doing my best to look casually happy and relaxed. The alternative is
showing you the hives/shingles on my stomach, which I also just took a
picture of and am happy to share!

I am so fuckin' stressed about work right now, it's insane. Which
means I am certainly a joy to be with for everyone else here at xoJane
HQ. No wonder both Emily and Corynne fled to the west coast this week
and Olivia is abandoning us for a long weekend right now. Do you ever
notice that when your adrenaline is racing for extended periods of
time due to stress, your hair and nails grow so much faster and
stronger? So I have red bumps all over my torso but my eyelashes have
never looked thicker.

And my heart feels like a hummingbird's.

I would love your ideas for calming myself. I ate a whole tin of
Rescue Remedy pastilles last night (blueberry = yum!) and they didn't
help. And I am not doing the prescription anti-anxiety thing (yay)! So
what?? Some tea? What's the best kind? Or what kind of yoga?
Breathing? Help! Help!

PS I am not mentioning the particular thing I am particularly stressed
about, because talking about something upcoming that you are nervous
about can just make it worse, in my experience. It isn't that I don't
want to tell you, OF COURSE.

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