My life lately has been very stressful and frankly moving a little too fast for my liking. I have been going from classes, to meetings, to work, to pledge, and then crashing everyday. My weekends are packed with homework, work, and more pledge events. Don't get me wrong, I love being busy because it doesn't give me time to get bored but right now I could use a day of laying in bed, watching Netflix, and snacking without feeling guilty about not doing homework.
I have been on the brink of tears all week and I just keep waiting to burst out in a sobbing event. I honestly don't know why I have had this feeling of tears, probably because of stress, but I don't like it at all. I have snapped at my roommate a couple times and I felt so bad. She understands though and still loves me and I feel so blessed to have such a forgiving friend and roommate. My sorority mom has been wonderful with asking how I'm doing and making sure I'm okay. She's also in the same boat as me so it's nice to talk to her about all of this because she understands. My pledge class girls have all been super supportive of me as well and it makes me so happy to know that no matter how down I'm feeling there are so many people around me waiting to catch me and help me out.
So I've been trying to put away an hour or so every night to just sit down and watch Netflix. I tell myself to not think about homework or meetings for this hour and to just enjoy my show/movie. After that little bit of relaxation I feel so much better and go back to chipping away at my mountain load of homework.
I have also told myself that even though the weather may be crappy here in Michigan and I may be super busy I have to take time to put more effort into how I am looking and presenting myself. I have been living in jeans and leggings the past couple weeks. I hate wearing either of those things because personally I feel like I look like a slob no matter how much I try to dress them up. So I am going to start wearing my skirts and dresses more this coming week to help me feel a little better and more confident.
I feel a lot better now that I have put my feelings and thoughts down on paper.
If anyone is reading this, how do you deal with stress?