The sticky notes are starting to pile up. My bride to be and I are now one month away from our wedding, and let's just say we're feeling the pressure. Last week I was so tired out by planning, and working, and planning, and working, that by the time the weekend showed up I ended up sleeping 12 hours straight on Saturday, and when I woke up in the morning I felt like I could go for another 12.
A lot of people who are now married told us at the start our engagement that we would get to this point, but I'm not sure we really understood what they meant until now. Wedding planning is sort of like a double marathon, except it involves an endless track and smattering of opinions and tasks involving decor, floral arrangements, get togethers, brainstorming sessions, meetings, registries, shopping, invitations, spreadsheets, seating arrangements, dress clothes, fancy stuff, and a whole bunch of other Pinteresty type things, instead of long distance running.
What I'm learning for all of this is that everyone deals with stress in different ways. Me? I tend to avoid what needs to be done when I get stressed. Yes, even though I tend to be an activator in most areas of my personal and work life, once I feel the big pressures coming on, I tend to turn into a deactivator. And that's just not a good thing for anybody—myself included.
And what about you? How do you react when you feel the pressure coming on? I think we need to be conscious of how we react to the pressures of life. Because if we don't, we'll risk getting done what needs to get done, and in the process, probably make a few massive mistakes in the process.
So how do you respond when the sticky notes start to pile up?