Leading up to our Thailand trip in less than a week, I have found myself getting a little anxious. What if I don’t get current projects finished? What if the house is in a mess for the house-sitters? What if we haven’t finished moving that pile of mulch before we go? What if I haven’t completed compiling all my CD’s into alphabetical order? These and many more useless thoughts flitter through my mind.
I seem to have so much to do but hey, who puts these ridiculous demands on me? Oh yes, Me Myself and I do. So what can be done about that? Chill baby, chill. And of course I may have many things to do, but I am still managing to find time to blog. In this case it is actually therapeutic, because I can see how silly I am being.
So what if I don’t get these things accomplished? I’m sure they will still be here when I return. Perhaps because we went on a ten-week trip last year, which did require more organisation, I am forgetting that this holiday is supposed to be just that – a holiday. Rest and recuperation. And with that, I should be enjoying the lead-up to it.
As for packing, I have a comprehensive travel list on a Word document that is fairly up-to-date; it’s only ten nights so if I forget something it really is no Big Deal and I don’t have to make it such.
With all that said, I feel much better. Writing worries down helps you vent, and maybe someone out there in the blogosphere can relate to this, and know you are not alone. Crazy maybe, but not alone.
Do you get stressed before a holiday? What coping mechanisms do you find work for you?
It’s time now for me to start looking forward to our holiday in tropical Thailand.