Ok week one of the Official Stress Busting Challenge I am to create a "public journal". I find this a bit intimidating. Who wants the whole world to know all your problems and what your going through??!?!!? Anyways here goes nothing.
Start a stress journal. Keep track of the most common or intense stressors you encounter this week. Your SparkPage blog is a great place to track what causes you stress, how strong the stressor feels, and how you responded to it. You can also rate your daily stress level on this online tracker.
Week 1: Day 1: 6/29/10
The most current common stressor for me is school. I'm taking a load of 3 classes this summer, while working a full-time job! Anyone that know about college knows that 3 classes are too much during a normal semester (fall/spring) so during 3 classes in the summer is insane because your cramming 4 months worth of work into 2months!
Most of my week (7days) is spent studying and doing homework. Almost getting slight rest because I have to be at work at 7am. Sometimes I feel like I dont have a life. All my friends and family are enjoying the summer when I'm closed in a house all day doing homework. There are times when I bust into tears while during homework because I'm tired and wants to rest or enjoy the summer, but I can't I have many deadlines to meet.
I rarely get the time to spend with my boyfriend and it very sad at times for because I feel like I'm neglecting myself, family, and him; even though it's for a good cause.
School has caused alot of stress: weight gain, high blood pressure, mood swings, etc. The way I respond is by eating, sometimes drinking, secluding my self from others, , sex (sorry I'm being honest), and sleeping.
Day 1 complete wheww
Tomorrow for Day 2 I will discuss both common and intense stressors for me: my weight and my condition PCOS. Stay tuned!