In this period of my life where I only see my psychiatrist twice a year, when I’m faced with stress I have to delve into my bag of coping skills and figure out how to get myself back to center. And I figure the beginning of a new year is a good time to remind myself of a few of my go to remedies.
I grew up in a dorm without a television or a cell phone in my room so I listened to a lot of music. I even subscribed to the Columbia program where I received a CD each month. One of my most prized possessions was a stereo given to me by my Old Girl. It made my time at SPS more than bearable.
I did everything to music – sleep, snack, write, study, everything. Now that I’m older Netflix has eaten into my music time but when times get tough my iTunes radio stations come to the rescue.