I am currently in one of those "Times of Trial." A Trial I am putting myself through. We all do it to ourselves at some point. I am learning very quickly that I don't handle "BAD Stress" very well. Bad stress, the kind where your life might fall apart if everything doesn't go as planned. Not...Oh dang I didn't pass that test...but Oh My Gosh if I don't pass this class, I'll get kicked out of PA school.
Good stress is I need to pass this test so I need to have a little anxiety so I'll have the motivation to do what I need to do.
Bad stress is not good for me. I do the opposite of study, I get discouraged and my brain shuts down. Literally I can go through all my notes and not remember anything!! Nothing goes into my head until I calm down and "de-stress"
Ariann asked me how I have time for crafts and such. These are my de-stressors. I also like to plan study time and then purposefully not study and watch a movie instead. You would think that this would cause more of that bad stress... but surprisingly it doesn't. I get to laugh at my books and say AH...I don't need you:)
I love to plan something I should do and then NOT do it and do something fun instead:)