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.