I got the 1st week of spring quarter under my belt and my dad was discharged from the hospital by the end of the week. These were noteworthy events, but it was still challenging for me to keep my stress at bay.
I can tell that this quarter is going to be a lot more challenging than winter quarter especially since we are focusing on chemistry. I do not have a lot of prior experience with chemistry so it has made me feel insecure. I spent the entire week reminding myself that at least I wasn’t in the uncomfortable computer science class and no matter how behind I feel right now; I can work to catch myself up and press ahead.
I am proud of the grown up decision I made to drop chorus a week ago to focus on studies. I was hopeful and crossing my fingers hoping that I would get off the waiting list and into the Saturday Morning Core Ballet class. This is semi-extracurricular, but my academic program is very dance-centric and I think the more I move my body, the better!
I was very excited about showing up for ballet class, but also extremely nervous since I have not taken a formal ballet class before. I was also worried about feeling self-conscious about my body. The morning of ballet class I could feel myself worrying about problems that probably would never happen. Like my water bottle spilling in my backpack. I was so worried that I could hardly concentrate in class. Then finally, I told myself to snap out of it and be present! The BEST part is that I got into the class!!! I will have to wake up earlier on a Saturday morning than I do all week (once again)! I know that there will be many saturday mornings when I will feel inclined to sleep in, but I am going to commit myself to this class and make it a point to be present and on time. This is another chance for me to step outside of myself and better myself.
I spent a good majority of the weekend stressed about school work and almost paralyzed. I know that this is not new for me, but I would like to work on stressing less and being more productive with my time.
- Do what you must and do it with ALL your heart.
- Learn a new language and/or expand on what you have learned so far.
- Train a little harder.
- Wake up a little earlier for an early start.
Overall, I am going to focus on “Living in the present moment.” I indulge in stress too much and I want to change this. What are some things you do to stay present throughout your day? Please comment below and share! I would love to hear your ideas!!!
Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,
❤ Alana Xoxoxo