Remember, it’s just one weekend. Be safe, have fun locally or go out of town (it’s not too late to book a trip!).
Keep your stress levels in check by remembering to breathe – in AND out, no holding of your breath please – and laugh. It really is ludicrous of us to be SO trapped by our cars (Hey, I am too, my weekend doesn’t look like I thought it would. I made plans then realised I’m not going ANYWHERE this weekend, except in to the office Saturday) so being so tied up in this OUGHT to be funny to us, let’s all laugh at ourselves for a moment.
And eat well. Stress is one of the things that easily leads us to reach for the sweet/starchy/fried foods. Instead of the doughnut, try having some hummus or dal (Indian style lentils). It will fulfil your body’s cravings and NOT fill your jeans out. Or, if you’re wanting to really walk on the wild side, try a carrot instead of that muffin. They’re plenty sweet, but they have fibre (real fibre) and that will help your body out more than the short term “fix” of a pastry or bread.
Get some sleep, maybe even take the weekend to lounge around – take a nap (or two), read a book, walk your neighbourhood. In general, just chill and let the contractors worry about the 405. And if it all goes sideways and you can’t get to work Monday, worry about that on Monday. (Or be prepared, and take some work home when you leave the office Friday so you can work from home if necessary).
Hang in there, and then call me to rebalance your energy.
Warmest wishes for a non-eventful Carmageddon II weekend,