Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Q is for the Quintessential workaholic

Yeah that's the Husband.

One morning we went out for coffee/chocolate shake and The Husband got an official call..

Here he is at the call.
Then he had an important message to send off.
H got bored waiting for him to finish and wanted to pose with him..
but The Husband didn't notice.
then N had to have her turn and still The Husband didn't notice

Then H decided to have some fun
By now both of them were enjoying themselves
... and some more!
That's how focussed he is.

He payed a pretty heavy price for his work obsession, developing stress related diabetes. However over the last few months there have been some very positive changes. He has joined a gym and to the entire extended family's complete disbelief he has kept at it for the past five months. He is at the gym six days a week, he has lost some weight, he is eating healthier and he keeps early nights.

Touchwood!

Five stress busters that work for us...
1. Spending real time with the kids. While they might be the greatest stress creators kids are also the best ever stress busters. The Husband enjoys squabbling with them. He has been putting them to bed more often and they spend ages chatting before they drop off asleep (While I get time to blog.. heh heh).
2. Rediscovering a hobby. Blogging works for me, gardening, crafting, listening to music might work for you.
3. Exercising. Walk, dance, hit the treadmill.. pick any. It works.
4. Meeting up with friends. While elaborate entertaining stresses us out a simple dinner or coffee with friends works just great.
5. Watching Television. Yeah I know TV is a much maligned medium and I'm no blind fan but sometimes sitting before it and watching a film or show and laughing together is just fun.

So what are yours?

Linking to ABC Wednesday

17 comments:

  1. I love the photos of your husband and the kids.
    They love their Dad, that's obvious.
    So glad he is getting a handle on the health issues. Stress can really make life difficult.
    Good post.

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  2. I love the shots of your husband and children. Great take on Q. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

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  3. Good take on 'Q'.
    But seriously I feel mobile is a curse.

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  4. These photos made me laugh. Obviously, the kids love their Dad completely and unconditionally. It's good he's become more aware of the stresses in his life and his working to overcome them. You sound like a very loving woman and very patient with your family. Hugs to you all,

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  5. Too bad work intrudes on family life!
    ROG, ABCW

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  6. Thanks for sharing those funny and precious moments!
    Thanks for your visit!
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  7. Ha..ha..hhhha..That's how life goes in this world..

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  8. I can relate to the pics! KG was also just the same when there were calls from his office or con-calls with team... totally oblivious to the world. Now that he has his own business, we see less of such moments! Glad your hubby has adopted a healthy life! Way to go!! :)

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  9. Thanks Photowannabe.. Yeah stress is a killer.

    Indrani: that it is.. Addictive and intrusive.

    Leslie: thanks but I'm not as patient as I would like to be.

    Roger: one has to make a special effort to ensure work doesn't take over your entire life.

    Photo cache: thank you.

    Wil: it's great to be a part of ABC Wednesday.

    Murthy: :-)

    Shilpa: we have our fingers crossed. Hope he keeps at it.

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  10. This is so cute! Especially the photos!Great job.

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  11. And, I can relate to all five stress busters too.

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  12. My God!!!! He is so very focussed!!!!!! ha ha ha ha!!!!

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  13. Oh yes he is. It needs the wills of the three of us to drag him away.

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  14. LOL!!
    The twins are having some serious fun at their father's expense :D
    And so true about the stress busters :)

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