Stressed? Me? Show Me A Frazzled Picture!

by Sherry Riter in Stress

Let’s make this short and sweet.

Definition Of Stress

The definition of “stress” is: A condition of extreme difficulty, pressure, or strain.

Hmmm…I can break it down even more.

Synonyms For Stress

There are other words that can mean the same thing as “stress” and they include: afflict, burden, crunch, distend, force, fret, hassle, overdo, overextend, pull, tense, tense up, traumatize and worry.

A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

Since I am a very visual person, I know that there is another way for me to explain stress and that is by using just one picture. I’m going to call it, “Frazzled“.

stressed frazzled worried tense crunch

So if you preparing everything to move in a week like I am or just feeling frazzled, maybe we should both go read, 28 Ways To Be Calm And Peaceful. I’ll meet you over there so we can both find a bit of calm!

P.S. Don’tcha just love the hair?! Maybe I should make it my regular do? 😀


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1 Skip_D October 17, 2012 at 5:30 am

Yup, that’s a great picture of frazzled you… & I look forward to the day when that’s all that remains of the stress that’s paralyzing you now. I’ve moved myself several times, schlepping carload after endless carload of boxes by myself from old apartment to new one, while trying to do what was expected of me at work on no rest, let alone sleep. I wish I could be there to give you a hand. All I can do now is give you my support & understanding… }}


2 Sherry Riter October 17, 2012 at 6:42 am

Thank you Skip!!!


3 Skip_D October 17, 2012 at 5:33 am

It looks like the last part of my last comment got swallowed by the Twitter Monster, so let me add it again here: {{{huggsss}}}


4 Sherry Riter October 17, 2012 at 6:42 am

{{{{huggssss back}}}}


5 Joan October 17, 2012 at 5:55 am

LOL LOL LOL! Oh yes, I most definitely love the hair! 😀


6 Joan October 17, 2012 at 5:56 am

And may I say, “You don’t look the least bit stressed!” 😀


7 Joan October 17, 2012 at 6:00 am

Or afflicted, burdened, crunched, distended, forced, fretted, hassled, overdone, overextended, pulled, tensed, tensed up, traumatized and worried. . .


8 Joan October 17, 2012 at 6:01 am

. . . or frazzled! LOL LOL LOL


9 Joan October 17, 2012 at 6:12 am

You must share your secret for looking so calm! 😀


10 Joan October 17, 2012 at 6:18 am

Actually, the more I look at the picture, the more I think that you look like a high-fashion model in the pages of Vogue magazine! LOL LOL LOL


11 Joan October 17, 2012 at 6:20 am

That is a suck it in smile if I have ever seen one! 😀


12 Sherry Riter October 17, 2012 at 6:51 am

Ummmm….you’re very, very, very funny!

Let me just say, I am so glad that I don’t have to tackle THAT hair this morning. I can’t imagine all the KNOTS!!!! LOL

Looking at the pic in the bright light of day (well, the sun hasn’t come up yet, but you know what I mean), I realize it is even funnier than I thought it was when I posted it! 😀


13 Susanne October 17, 2012 at 8:11 am

Since I have 3b – 3c curls and stress, I’m with ya’ sista’. I did order some samples to deal with the hair, but no samples available to relieve the causes of my stress….oh well! Speaking of calm and peaceful, the Dalai Lama was speaking in our neck of the woods, yesterday. I began reading the absolute basics of Buddhism. Lots of parallels.

After taking another peak at “the hair”, I am grateful that I don’t have curls that top the charts in the 4b – 4c range!

Last but not least, women who are 5’10” with curly hair, no matter what the color, well what more can I say than.. we “rock”!

Have a lovely day!


14 Sherry Riter October 17, 2012 at 8:50 am

LOL You’re funny Susanne AND you DEFINITELY ROCK!

I guess us stressed girls should sign our notes with, “Peace out” LOL


15 Susanne October 17, 2012 at 11:20 am

OMG! LOL! That’s how a dear friend of mine always “signs off”!

Peace Out it is!


16 Sherry Riter October 17, 2012 at 5:39 pm

LOL I guess we just started a new tradition! Does that mean we are becoming family? LOL


17 Laurie Wallin October 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Yeah, you should totally make it your regular ‘do.’ And where did you get it? Because I need one to go with the army fatigue shirt I put on when it’s time to SHOW the family they need to give mom a break…


18 Sherry Riter October 17, 2012 at 5:39 pm

LOL That’s funny! Drill Sargent Mommy with frazzled hair would be hilarious!


19 Joan Penfold October 17, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I seem to have similar hair sometimes. Let’s Disco GF!


20 Sherry Riter October 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm

LOL Alrighty then!!! (pointing finger up to the sky while singing “Stayin’ Alive”)


21 Bev October 17, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Too funny! Love the hair, really. 🙂


22 Sherry Riter October 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Bev, your nose is growing like Pinocchio. LOL


23 Angus October 17, 2012 at 11:14 pm

You will find your calm, peaceful, center in the days to come. If not, I find meditation with the heavy bag always works for me. Just sayin’.


24 Sherry Riter October 18, 2012 at 8:59 am

Thank you, Angus!


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