Your Inner Superhero

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One of my students brought this Batman mask to school yesterday, and then I tried it on! Have you ever worn a superhero mask? It’s like the thing gives you powers! Puts you in a better mood, and makes you want to do good! How amazing? But I can’t really wear it everyday, can I?

I had a really long day at work, between a 10 hour day, and a Skype call with my mom in Russia, and a staff meeting, with a run to McDonald’s somewhere in between, by the time I got home, I was exhausted. And to top it all off, my husband is sick. Sound familiar?

Stress can get into our lives unnoticed, and stay there, rooting deeply into our hearts. It turns into worry, which can lead to much more serious problems. I was thinking about that on my way home. I had to take the long way too, because the roads are still icy in a lot of places, which gave me more time, and here is what I came up with. 

It’s not about being able to do it all, it’s about what you can do. 

Stress is the root of all evil, plus it’s a root of all illness.
When I am stressed out, I get the worst back pains, but now that I know that, I can also tell when I am starting to get stressed, because my back is becoming tense, and I can tell myself to relax. 

Don’t forget about yourself.
Get that morning coffee, or the pair of earrings that’s on sale anyways. Treats are not just for kids! 

Don’t bottle things up, it never did any good to anyone. Husbands are there to listen! 

Have fun!
Do you know what the best part about that mask is? It came from a Happy Meal! Working with kids I often hear – I don’t know how you do it! Well, I don’t know either, but I have fun 🙂

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  1. So true about stress! It is so easy to forget to make time for yourself while trying to do everything else. This is something I am personally working on quite a lot.

    • BeingZhenya says:

      I couldn’t agree more, and to be honest, I went to work that day, and it was the most stressful day of the week! I guess I challenged myself!

  2. you are so cute and look so lovely in the mask. I agree, stress is evil! I am so bad at letting stress get the best of me but one thing that helps me feel better sometimes is to try and live in the moment. Hope you feel better and your hubby gets over his illness. hugs!

    • BeingZhenya says:

      Thank you so much Nout 🙂 Working on it! Hugs to you too!

  3. Love this post 🙂 This made me feel so happy and motivated, especially reading this on a Friday!!!

  4. Love your Batman mask, especially with the bird-print sweatshirt – super cute and fun AND a great message! Stress is definitely evil, but it can be conquered! 🙂

    • BeingZhenya says:

      I couldn’t agree more Kristi! And that mask is pretty amazing 🙂

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