For me, stress equals Pity Parties.
And, like any party, Pity Parties require certain items:
- Tasty food: Yummy munchies is the cornerstone of any decent party. And I'm not going to serve up fresh veggies. Instead, I indulge with foods like pizza, French fries and popcorn. Cake is optional.
- Entertainment: Forget the clown and the juggler. When I throw a Pity Party, the entertainment is always TV or movies. There's nothing more enjoyable than a night of inertia on the sofa.
- Beverages: This is not a child's birthday party! You won't see a 2-liter of soda on the table. Instead, there will be plenty of alcoholic beverages... most notably a bottle of wine.
- Guests: No one likes to party alone! I'll make sure I call up some friends and invite them to join my fun. If no one is available, I'll at least drag my hubby to the party. He's easily tempted by the lure of pizza and French fries.
But today I might try and break that habit. I might skip the party, and instead stick with my workout plan. I've got a leg strength training program scheduled for today.
And I'll bet I get a lot more stress relief from exercise than any party could offer.