Guess what? I may be a Superhero, (Photo Solutions Superhero) but I have my versions of Kryptonite. A lot of them happen to be internally derived, (feel free to psychoanalyze here.) Here is one of the biggest ones: I’m a catastrophizer…in the sense that I think through most situations to all possible conclusions and some of those are grim.
I don’t think it’s a bad thing, necessarily – it’s a way to prepare myself to react WHEN things don’t go well. As you can imagine this might cause a little anxiety. This is where Scrapbooking comes in handy, both digital scrapbooking and traditional scrapbooking. For me it’s not just a distraction from stressful things, I use it as a therapeutic technique, of sorts. Not only do I get to see the fun times, but I can chronicle the things that didn’t go so well – which turn into sources of amusement, rather than stress. (Distance perspective is a wonderful thing.)
In the traditional scrapbook page above, I share a story about our stressful plane ride from Minneapolis to San Jose – it was much funnier when scrapbooking it…
How do you deal with stress? OR, What is your Kryptonite?