Saturday, October 05, 2013

Stress Relief

I took an extended hiatus from blogging. Honestly, I have no excuse except I was not making my blog a priority and that's not necessarily a bad thing. I have been going through some major life changes in the last few months. I started my last year of college and I started student teaching. I'm not going to lie it has been a lot harder on me emotionally than I thought it would be. The teaching isn't hard, but the lifestyle is. I'm really struggling with waking up early and feeling constantly exhausted. I feel like I'm not really enjoying life, I'm just trying to get through each day. I'm wishing my life away until the next weekend and I can finally get some sleep. I'm also questioning whether or not I even want to be a teacher any more. I like working with my kids, but I feel like my whole life is a blur.

Because of all of this PLUS lesson plans, I have been really stressed lately. I feel like I'm constantly on the edge of an emotional, lack-of-sleep induced breakdown. I have been working really hard to make sure I have some wind down time every day, some time just for me. I usually fit this time in after my shower when I'm all warm. I change into my pajamas, take out my contacts and cozy into bed. I like to watch an episode or two of a T.V. show and write in my journal. This is a great way for me to deal with what's on my mind and really hash it out. It's seriously like the stress floats out of me and on to the page. If you don't write in a journal, you really should. I always feel...clean when I'm done. Another favorite past time is painting my nails mostly because it makes you sit still and relax for 30 mins.



P.S. Can you tell I'm really digging this pretty shade of light blue right now? Very relaxing. 

6 comments:

  1. Welcome back yourself! I see that we took almost the exact same hiatus... ha! Keep up the bloggin' :)

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    1. Thanks! Hopefully I can keep up with it more

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  2. I know EXACTLY how you feel! You're just going through a routine, day after day, with little time to yourself. Actually, ZERO time for yourself.

    But I promise, it will get easier. Try to stay organized as much as possible, plan your days out well, and then take some time off (i.e., one day a week to do absolutely nothing... just relax!).

    XO,
    Leanne
    http://fresh-season.com

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  3. That is a super pretty blue! I would def take time for yourself when you need it! :)

    AJ | TheAJMinute
    @TheAJMinute

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    1. I'm completely obsessed with this color. Thanks for the support

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