Wifey came up to me yesterday and said,
'You have to learn to control your stress and temper or one day you're going to collapse from a stroke or something'
The thing is, she's absolutely right. Then again, she always is :D Of late, I get irritable easily and have this really, really short fuse. I was never like this. God knows, if you ask the wife a few years ago, she would say that I was the most patient guy she knew.
These days the slightest things gets my blood boiling. I get totally irritated at the slightest incompetence I see out there, whether it directly involves me or not. Let's not even talk about the times I loose my temper at work. I know this loss of control is bad for me. It just raises my stress level up 200 fold.
It's become so bad that even reading about some of the nonsense people write in their FB accounts, twitter, blogs and whatnots can set me off! Yes, that's how bad it is. Thank god, wifey is there to talk some sense into me and calm me down when I get into that stressed out mode.
So today, I decided to take a deep long breath and take things easy without letting anything set me off or raise my stress level and so far, though it's damn hard to do with the incompetence I'm faced with, I have not lost my temper or become stressed out at all, not even once!
Normally by now, if I was a character in the Sims, my stress level bar would be in the extreme red zone and on the verge of pulling whatever little hair I have out ... hahaha! I'm just hoping the second half of the day will stay that way.
I really don't know what set off this 'short fuse' attitude of mine. I used to be the kind of guy who doesn't give two hoots about anything. Nothing bugs me. But not these days. I'm great at telling the wife when she's in a foul mood to 'cool it, take it easy, chill (she utterly HATES that word ... hahaha!), things will be fine, etc, etc ...' but I don't take my own advise. I guess things need to change or something is going to break and that would be me.
I don't want to end up in hospital (touch wood) or anything. Maybe I should pack my running gear in the car and when I feel stressed or about to blow my top, I should just put on my shoes and run cos right now, that's one of the best stress busters out there. Nothing like a good, hard, fast run to bust the stress!
With that said and done, I need to make one final rants (please bear with me ... LOL!) before I embark on being a more 'cooler headed' Nick.
This rant goes out to all you 'Facebookers' who have been complaining on the Nike Running Malaysia - we Run KL 10K posting. The response for this event has been totally so overwhelming that the registration quota of 10,000 people was snapped up in 5 days. There's a lot of people out there who are cursing Nike for this. They're bitching about how sad they are that they can't run, how disappointed they are to miss out, how stupid Nike's organization is, Nike sucks, Nike has bad management, etc, etc, etc ...
Heck, I'm not a huge Nike fan (give me Brooks anytime!) but come on, for them to be able to achieve their target in 5 days is NOT being a stupid organization or even having bad management. In fact, I thought it was excellent management to be able to get all the slots signed up in 5 days.
Besides, it's really on a first come, first serve basis. Obviously others were faster than you and this is not the end of the world. There are a host of other races you can take part, the Terry Fox run, the Desa Park City 10K which I'm giving my bib number away for free (if anyone wants it) cos it clashes with the Nike run. So, to all you moaners out there. Stop bitching and criticizing Nike and move on with life!
There, I've finished my rant for the day ... hahaha!