It is around midterm time! I have taken one and have another one waiting for me this week. These major tests always result in super stress and a very forgetful mind. I think I might have lost something at least 5 times! It could be a pen, my phone, a homework assignment, car keys, anything! Whenever my mind is fragmented into a million tiny thoughts I need an outlet. My stress free, midterm free time is yoga. Yoga, if you don’t already know, is a form of exercising that focuses on stretching, breathing, and recognizing that you, as a human being, need a moment of nothing; nothing being no thoughts at all, only thinking of breathing in and out. We fill up our schedules so much with classes, work, sports, friends, homework, and barely leave time for ourselves. I find yoga extremely relaxing, but everyone has a different outlet.
What do you do? Read? Run? Sing and dance? If you don’t do anything, I IMPLORE you to try it! It doesn’t have to take a long time. Just try something to release the crazy! It will help more than you can imagine!
As we only have about two and half weeks left of this year (can’t wait to be able to say I completed my freshman year of college!), everything is beginning to pile up. Teachers are at the point where they are realizing they don’t have as much time left to teach us everything they need/want to, so they begin to add more and more and after a while you look at your Griffin Scratch and wonder, “When am I supposed to have time to do all this, eat, sleep, and still keep up hygiene and NOT go insane?!”
Okay, so not maybe everyone’s thought process, but when you work at least four nights a week like I do, it is really overwhelming when you just think about all the work that has to be done these next few weeks.
I keep telling myself that I can do this, I can get all the work done, and I will succeed and then I can enjoy summer! I have been giving myself a few little stress breaks lately that include: Ted Drewes, a St. Louis must, trips to the batting cages to relieve stress, drawing with chalk, bike riding, and walks to Concordia’s fields. Once May 14th is over, and I have freshman year under my belt, I will be a much happier, un-stressed person! I cannot wait for next year to live in Medaille and have my own room. I feel like sophomore year will just be all around better in many ways.
I needed to write this blog because sometimes just ranting about stress makes you feel a little less stressed. I apologize to anyone who read this, but thank you for helping me
Happy Exams, and “may the odds be ever in your favor”! (Hunger Games quote)
The end of the semester is nearing. I am pretty sure my teachers have collaborated against me. It is the end of the year crunch. Projects, tests, papers, homework! When will it end! My advice for you is that no matter how many things pile up, you still need to take time for yourself. It doesn’t matter if it is twenty minutes or two hours, everyone still needs that personal time. Without that, you will go crazy! It is a lot easier to take some time to relax, figure out how you are going to deal with everything and get it done! Personally, this method seems to work best for me. It is better to organize your thoughts and hold out until the end. After that, it is 3 months of freedom!
So go ahead, listen to some country music (yes country music haters, it really is relaxing), and survive