1/25/2014

Combating Stress



This week has been full of stress.  I had several after school meetings/events that took me into the late hours of the night, and on top of that I have been crammed with homework this week (including SAT studying...Yuck!).  Last night was finally the breaking point for me.  I literally stayed on the phone with Jason crying, simply because I have been so stressed out.

With that being said, I think I focus on the little things so much, that I let it bother and stress me out to the point of exhaustion; which, of course, isn't good for my health and well-being whatsoever.  It seems like it is those little things that just get to me, like my hair not looking just right or the rice I made being too mushy: both are silly issues I know, but they just stress me out more than any bigger issue would; however I want to start focusing on the positive aspects of my day instead of the negative in order to fight this stress. 

Someone commented on one of my posts recently, saying they always make a mental note of the things that they are thankful for.  I really want to start following this idea too, since it is such a positive way to influence my week and my day!

So, despite the stress, here is what I am thankful for this week!

1. My wonderful boyfriend, Jason.

2. The little wonders like stationary and tea. 

3. Instagram 

4. All of my blogger friends for being so supportive :) 

How do you battle stress? And what are you thankful for?
       
 

6 comments:

  1. I definitely agree with this post! I have been so stressed with studying for my midterms, and I got to my breaking point two days ago also, and I just cried from being so stressed. Great post and advice :)

    Julie,
    http://thepreppysisters.blogspot.com

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  2. I love the idea of making a list of positive things when stressed out! Lovely post Hunter! I hope things calm down for you very soon :)

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  3. One piece of advice as far as SATs goes, is to slow it down. Especially the math section. Slow it down, check yourself, and focus on one question at a time. I hope your stress levels subside some, and good luck with the exam!

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  4. Ugh, I don't miss those SAT days, once they are over you will have a huge relief wash over you! I battle stress by going shopping (which makes me happy but my wallet unhappy haha!)
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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  5. I'm so sorry you've felt so stressed, but I'm so happy you were able to look on the positive side! You're more than welcome to talk to me anytime you need to vent. (:

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