Truth: Last week was really difficult.
The kind of difficult that leaves you completely and utterly exhausted come bedtime, yet leaves you sleepless because you just cannot turn your mind off.
I had never been so happy that it was Friday. I feel like I say that to myself every single Friday, but last Friday I truly meant it.
It turns out pulling 16 hour study/work days on 6 -7 hours of sleep a night are only possible for so long. Some people can run efficiently on 4-5 hours sleep, but I am most certainly NOT one of those people.
Coming up to this weekend I had no plans other than to plow through some more schoolwork. More essays, more lab reports, more studying. There’s always more. Until the moment on Friday night when I realized I hadn’t seen a single one of my friends all week. I hadn’t done anything fun since ball on Tuesday. It was right then and there that I decided I needed to, for lack of better words, chill the fuck out.
I have a tendency to get extremely stressed out near the end of school semesters. Like, ridiculously stressed out. I get so wrapped up in everything that is happening that I completely lose it. I’m really great at dealing with stress, and you can see 😉
On Sunday, the hottest and most beautiful day we have had in awhile, I got a lot of work done. But, I also let myself go biking with Ariel. And had dinner with my family. And ended the beautiful evening with a kayak on the lake.
I don’t remember the last time I felt that relaxed and at peace. The past two days made a world of difference. It’s Sunday evening as I am typing this, and I feel oddly relaxed and ready to kick the upcoming week in the ass.
And as always, I am forever thankful I don’t work on Mondays. So, so thankful.
Are you good in stressful situations? What is your favorite way to relax?
Did anyone go see The Fault In Our Stars this weekend? How was it?!