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Starting Official Stress Busting Challenge: week 1. Day 1


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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.

week 1:

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.
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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

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Tomorrow for Day 2 I will discuss both common and intense stressors for me: my weight and my condition PCOS. Stay tuned!
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49DEBBET 6/29/2010 5:09PM

    Hang in there Sweetie!! but do try and set aside some time for you to just chill and enjoy life!! emoticon

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BOVEY63 6/29/2010 1:11PM

    Hope this will help reduce some of your stress. Although I haven't done it daily, I do journal (not online, I'm not as brave as you) and it sure does help.
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I agree with belljoann - you need to set aside some time for yourself. Best of luck juggling it all - it will certainly be worth it when you're holding that degree.
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BELLJOANN 6/29/2010 11:15AM

    They are right that this journal will help because people cannot help you if you dont tell them what you need.

I went to school for almost 10 years, worked full time, raised 2 kids...in an accelerated program. I took 1 class at a time but the workload was normal. The class was 5-6 weeks long. Papers due every week...group projects due every week. So I do understand.

You do feel that you don't have a life so here is what I did. I made sure that one night a week I did something for myself. Mine was a singles group that I went to. It really saved my life. It became just as important to me as my job and school. I never missed it. I made sure that I worked hard throughout the week to be able to take the 4 hours off. It releaved a lot of stress for me and made me feel better.

JoAnn
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