This is the last week of the semestre and I am sure it is going to be a week from hell for me. I have so many things that I need to do that I am feeling overwhelmed already. I was going to run on about how bad my week is going to be but I thought maybe it would help just to give tips on the things I am going to do to deal/cope with the stress:
1. Listen to Relaxing Music: I love to listen to Enya when I am feeling overwhelmed. She has a really soothing voice and the music is so calming that just listening to it relaxes
2. Breathing Exercises. Mediation: Taking long deep breathes and clearing my mind allows me to see things objectively.
3. Write Everything down. It helps me to write down everything that I have to do. Sometimes when it's only in your mind you think How can I get all this done? But when you see it on paper it suddenly seems a bit more doable because all you have to do is organize it in terms of priority and cross it off the list once it is done.
4 Don't wait for the last minute!: Work on Things a little bit at a time. This is my biggest problem one day I will take my own advice.
5. Exercise: I read that this is a good stress reducer but it does not work for me. It takes too much energy for me to motivate myself to exercise when I am feeling overwhelmed.