DAYS OFF AND MY THUNDER SHIRT

I took a couple of days off. Well, its National Nurses Week. I know. I’m retired but days off still works for me.It’s good to get away from it all. I was feeling a little anxious and stressed. I know the signs and feelings. After all these years I’ve finally accepted the way I’m built. It is my chemistry. I feel things deeply. I absorb the vibes around me. So it is up to me to surround myself with positive energy and to remove myself from the bad ones.

I try to stay grounded and not run out of my skin and for the hills. I’m a little smarter now. I’ve learned alot about anxiety and treatments from reading and experience. I remember reading about Temple Grand’s squeeze box. It was a device for calming hypersensitive persons. I believe that’s where thunder shirts for dogs come from. I thought a thunder shirt would help me as well. I didn’t have to search hard or far to find one. Since I feel chilled and shivery during these periods an undershirt might just be the ticket. It was. I used a camisole. I have more than a few. They are stretchy and form fitting. They make me feel warm and secure.

My days off were what the doctor ordered – rest and full of sunshine. One day we made a road trip out to the country for rocks to build the thermal wall in the greenhouse. We stopped at Shiloh Church near Maidstone (our hometown) for lunch. At the end of the day we came home with a truckload of rocks.

Thursday morning and it’s full of sunshine. I’ve missed 3 days of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. That’s how life is. I can’t do it all. I have more seeds sprouting that needs potting up. There’s 4 more raised beds plus the garden and the greenhouse to maintain. It’s all good stuff. One seed, one plant, a day and a blog post at a time. There is time.

2 thoughts on “DAYS OFF AND MY THUNDER SHIRT

  1. So good you’re taking care of your self. When thing go south for me or I have to wait for something or I have to be in a social setting or a situation I can’t get away from I use my tangle (used up a few actually). It doesn’t take up a lot of space in a pocket and it helps a lot! At home the blanket is a must to get that feeling of safety you’re describing. I don’t know if you’ve heard of weighted blankets. Maybe that could be a help too. Sending you a big hug and respect. Be safe and happy ☺

    1. Thank you, Kitty. I’ve just learned of a tangle from you. Yes, I know of weighted blankets. Hope you are doing well and have heat.

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