Hey guys! So since I haven’t been posting lately, I thought my first post of the new year and my first post back would be a reintroduction, and also sort of how I was (properly and improperly) managing my stress this past semester.
Let me preface this with the fact that this past semester was the hardest one yet. I was taking many classes, one of which felt like a part time job. Not only that, but I also had an actual part time job. Keeping up with the schoolwork I had as well as my own personal work was kind of a hard decision, only because it came down to giving up something I loved doing, blogging.
So what could I possibly do this semester to help?
For one, I think getting back to journaling will help. I started a thirty day journaling challenge, mostly because I realized I wasn’t writing, and I love writing, so making space for myself to do so is good for me. My notebook is that space right now. Being able to reflect, even if it’s only a few sentences a day, is important to ground myself in the day to day.
Another journaling thing is the fact that I love taking the time to do it at all. It’s a time to step away and sort of just work on yourself for a bit. With the chaos of school and work, sometimes self care isn’t the easiest thing to fit in, but I feel like the few minutes a day of reflection is a good place to start.
For the coming semester, I can promise myself that I will aim to have less stress and aim to handle the stress I do have in a healthy, effective way. What do you do for management of stress, whether or not it's college involved or not?