Stress Week


Hey there!

I had originally planned a certain post for today but decided to postpone it until next week! I don’t know about you guys, but this week was pretty stressful on my part and because of that, I decided to have a little personal post about it. Let’s face it: crap happens. Those bad days and bad weeks kind of suck but I think that they really just put perspective so that we appreciate the good days and good weeks even more.

This week brought several major tests. Yes, I studied and yes, I knew what I was doing (at least for the most part), but that didn’t change the fact that I still hit that breaking moment of total fear. Even though tests should not be so outrageously scary, sometimes the stakes are high and they just are. I am not a normally stressed person, but after many dizzy spells on Wednesday, I realized that stress was biting at me. During the most major of all tests, I started to panick during. Let’s just say, it was more difficult than I thought it was going to be. Right at that moment of letting go of all hopes, I decided to take a moment to look away, have some water, take a piece of gum that I brought with me and just encourage myself. I took a moment to let go of the pressure and just let myself know that I knew what I was doing. It was a breif moment, but it worked. My perspective changed. From “I need to get this all correct and know what I’m doing” to “let’s just try to find the right answers, listen to my gut and go with it.” It helped.

I am not saying to just go all “yolo” on a test gone bad. STUDY. Know what you’re doing and be prepared! But in a worse case scenario where that didn’t work (such as this one!), realize that there are some ways to help yourself anyway. Take an extra moment to look at the answers. Try to figure out what is actually happening. Discover new ways to find answers. Think, but also, stay calm. It’s amazing what you can realize. Some point is better than no point! I found that there were ways to find out the right answer by picking out the wrong ones first.

Of course, when in doubt, just take something out of it. Maybe this is a lesson for your future. Maybe it’s just an encouragement. I don’t know! Just take something positive out of any bad situation and it all will get better. There were a lot of tough moments this week. There is still a ton of things for me to do. Yet, it’s okay. I accept that. Accepting a bad day or week here and there is fine because there is new appreciation for the great days and weeks. Plus, it’s nice to take a moment to realize that a bad moment here and there doesn’t even compare to all the great and wonderful things working out in your life. Even if it doesn’t seem like it at first, there is always a bright side.

So, if you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, I reccomend taking a moment to yourself. Be inspired. Be encouraged. There is light after every darkness.

Just food for thought.


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