Blog #6: Stress and Procrastination

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Well, this week has been a long one in terms of how busy I have been. I’ve been so stressed and worn out and I am thankful for a break. I feel like I always get so overwhelmed and I never figure out how to just manage everything a little better. School and tutoring is really kicking my butt and I’m left with less time when I get home to do homework done and then I start all over again the next day. I like working with the kids, but I think it’s too much for me to do school and a job. Figuring out how to balance everything is one of my goals and something that I am working on, but I have other responsibilities at home as well that make it more difficult. There is always some sort of interruption or distraction that keeps me from getting something done when I want to. I get it done, it just takes longer. I need to give myself more time and space to get what I need to accomplished. Whether it is self-care or some down time where I am just relaxing and taking a walk, whatever I need to do that helps clear my mind, cause I can’t keep going on like this where I am so stressed and worn out, it’s negatively affecting me. I am usually an organized person. I make lists and try to stick to them, but I need to do it for school and tutoring also because I have so much to get done that I forget things if I don’t write it all down. Which is also something I am trying to do more often too. Write. Write my thoughts and feelings down cause I didn’t do that as much last year and I dealt with a lot of self-esteem issues that I am still dealing with, but getting better at. Writing things in a journal or down on paper in general just helps me to understand them better, to figure out why i’m feeling the way I do. Maybe I should do that with not just my sad moments, but moments when I am stressed too. I just need the motivation. Or someone reminding me. Exercise and activity are also some things I should do again, but with school and tutoring, I don’t have the time for it. I’m lucky if I can fit in an evening walk, but keeping these things in mind, I should be able to do it if I work on not getting too overwhelmed and stressed and letting things that aren’t important go. Putting my priorities in order. Then everything else should fall into place. Procrastination is a a major component of this stress too and something that I bring upon myself. We all struggle with it, but it’s learning how to manage and balance time in a way that allows for me to get whatever it is done within the timeframe that I have. Hopefully I can take some of these tips during the break and implement some of these tips so when the break is over, I won’t be feeling the same way I have been feeling.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Blog #6: Stress and Procrastination”

  1. I can relate to this so much. I’m very sorry that you’re feeling so overwhelmed with everything that it’s affecting your life in a negative way. You can get through this though! College is a challenge. I got straight As and was so organized in High School, but I learned quickly that college was not going to be as easy. I find myself so overwhelmed with school and work that when I DO have free time, I’d rather lay in bed or watch a movie instead of doing homework. It’s so hard to prioritize the important stuff. Don’t forget that your mental health is JUST AS if not MORE important than your performance in school. You can do it girl!

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  2. I can relate to this a lot. There are so many things that go on it our daily life that it makes getting everything done without rushing or procrastinating difficult. I too am grateful for this spring break because I know everyone could use a break right about now. Luckily for me I get a break from school and work because the Ceres School District is on spring break as well. I hope I, and others, use their spring break wisly to get some down time but also get some work done as well so we don’t have too much to do when this break is over. Good luck with the rest of the semester and use spring break wisly
    -Maya

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