Monday, November 3, 2008

It is in times of Trial that we learn the most about ourselves.

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:)

2 comments:

Kelli and Zac said...

Hey Natalie!! I am so glad you found my blog. I didn't even know you had one obviously. now I can see what is going on in your life. I hope things are going great for you guys. Yes we live in Cedar City, I have been here for almost 2 years now. I was so happy to hear from you. keep in touch

Davis Family said...

I agree with you. Sometimes it is only a little fun thing that we get to do and then we can really focus on our studies. I do have to say that I am still impressed with all your crafts!