I've compiled my survival guide and decided to share it with you all. Side note: if you have time to read, grab a good book. I don't.
Step 1: Pray
Step 2: Remember that it's okay to indulge in comfort food in moderation. In the case of us G.R.I.T.S., that may be a good "meat and 3."
Step 3: Take a little time to yourself and to spend time laughing with friends.
Step 4: Practice stress relief. This may be exercise, making music, coloring, crafting, etc.
Step 5: Get in a good snuggle (and/or nap!). This is Artie, my favorite snuggle buddy.
Step 6: Plan ahead. You probably want to do this in more ways than just what's for dinner this week.
This craft has been the big version of my weekly menu planning. This helps me :
A) not waste money in the grocery store because I only buy what I need
B) allows me to coupon (I only look for coupons for the pricier things I'm buying that week)
C) spend some time prepping for the meals so that I spend less time during the week cooking, which means when I come home exhausted, it's not such an ordeal to make dinner and removes the temptation of just ordering something.
D) Allows me to be healthier in my food choices and cuts down on junk eating.