I've been taking grad work possibly too seriously, going in to the office every night for a week straight. N finally called me on it, and I've discovered that not working all the time has done wonders for my stress levels, at least after the poster presentation and paper submission were done.
And then there's been church, which is all sorts of fun. It doesn't really stress me out, except when there are conflicts of priorities. Do we really need a seating chart for the primary program? Apparently so. But do we need to adjust a party's dinner menu to be inclusive of people with alternate diets? Not unless I point it out, and even then, there's resistance. It's no fun (and really tiring) to almost always be the outlying opinion.
Add it all up and I feel the need to establish my limits and priorities, to get a high level view of my life. How do I get way up there, though? Maybe the wind will carry me... Okay, I really need something right now. Maybe a tall glass of water. Oh, and some chocolate cake. Priority number one found.