Yesterday my coworker and I were discussing donuts. She mentioned she needed to bring in some Dunkin Donuts for an early morning meeting, and I mentioned I was planning to bake up some Healthified Blueberry Donuts because I had been dreaming about them in my sleep.
Thus, the idea of serving my office up a special Sometimes Healthy Donut Edition of “Eat This, Not That” was born. (Thanks David Zinczenko from Men’s Health for letting me “borrow” your brilliant concept…PS we work out at the same gym – I always want to talk to you but then I am starstruck by your pure genius.)
Unfortunately, sadly, it appeared most of coworkers preferred…THAT.
Yep, this girl does…That’s why she’s sitting in her cubicle inhaling Reddi Whip…straight out of the can.
I’d love to give you wise advice on how to cope with stress but given that this Sometimes Healthy Girl was voted “Most Stressed” out of a high school class of nearly 500 students, not sure how credible that advice would be.
10 Years, None the Wiser?
Sadly, not much has changed in the 10 years since I graduated high school (yes 10 – my reunion is in July). Plus, when I was voted “Most Stressed,” I lived a simple
country suburban life in Nebraska. Now I live in the most fast-paced city in the world. As you can imagine, the intensity of the NYC lifestyle hasn’t helped me out in the stress department.
Nevertheless, in all those years of trials and tribulations, I have developed some coping “mechanisms.” Over the past couple of weeks, some positive changes at work have increased my stress level just a bit. Yesterday was a 12 hour humdinger at the ol’ office so I had to reach into my bag of tricks to keep myself from calling my mother to say, “I’m so stressed. I can’t handle it” or gchatting my brother to say something similar.
Here’s How a Sometimes Healthy Girl Copes with Stress
Anyone who knows this Sometimes Healthy girl is probably well aware of the fact that I earn people’s love and affection by bribing them with cookies, candy and other sweets. In fact, I’m not sure my friends actually like me.
Maybe, they’re just sticking with this quirky girl for the sweets…
If I could buy the world a cupcake, I totally would...
It’s entirely possible my previous 6 year relationship was built on a foundation of ice cream and cupcakes.
A relationship built on ice cream! Why not?
Anyway, just so happens I’m a pretty popular girl in the office as well. I don’t want to brag, but I know how to bring a crowd to my little cubicle.
Here’s how a Sometimes Healthy Girl earns the affection of her lovely coworkers:
New Yorkers working harrrrd
I had to work late tonight, but thankfully, it inspired me to write what I planned on being tonight’s post… That was then, but as in life, and especially in NYC, things just don’t always go as planned…
I like my original post, so I’m going to use it to paint a picture of how I got to where I am right now. You’ll just have to read through it all to get to the deeper stuff .
Tonight’s post was going to start as follows: How I Put on a Happy Face When Working Late
So goes the “glamorous” NYC life. We play hard, but we work way harder (at least I do!). This is an aspect of New York that I think Hollywood gets right (Devil Wears Prada is my fave movie of all time). Continue reading