Monday, November 22, 2010

Stress Filled Week Ahead!

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.


  1. These all sound like good things to do. I hope your week is as stress free as possible and I'll be sending good thoughts your way. And Enya IS relaxing, isn't she? I just love her.

  2. How bizarre, I was listening to Enya (the song Adiemus) today. So easy to chill too!