Stress

This week has been stressful for me. I had a fifteen minute presentation to give, and I have been preparing for two very important tests that are happening on Monday. Yesterday, I had a nervous breakdown. I was trying to go to bed and I just felt like I wasn’t doing enough or I wasn’t smart enough.

Anatomical Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology have been taking up a lot of my time. Anatomical Kinesiology is the study of how the body moves and how certain muscles move in different planes of motion. Exercise Physiology is all about studying the structure and functions of the body while it’s being put through exercise. I love my major! Exercise Science is really where I belong. These classes are super interesting, but at the same time, they require a lot of my time.

I try and deal with stress by trying to find time for myself. I have been reading a lot this semester. Reading is really nice because it helps me get a good night sleep, but it also distracts me from my classes and presentations. I have also been trying to keep up with this blog. Making a blog post always makes my day a little better. Sometimes the best way with dealing with stress is talking to other people. I got off the phone with a friend of mine and just catching up with her completely distracted me from everything I had to get done today. I also studied with a friend of mine, and we started talking about baseball and how much we wanted to go to a game this summer. It’s the simple things in life that really make me calm and at peace.

My goals for this semester include: seeking out my friends for advice and giving myself positive encouragement. When I’m upset about something, I tend to keep it to myself even though I feel like I’m about to explode. Now, I am trying to seek out advice and vent to my friends to try and relieve the tension that I have. Another goal of mine is to give myself positive encouragement. Instead of beating myself up over one bad quiz score, I need to tell myself that I can do this. I am not going to let a simple letter grade define who I am.

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