Originally Posted by AerithRayne
I'm so sorry you feel so incredibly stresses out and that you even had to drop a class, especially so late in the semester. Just... wow. I'm so sorry. If you ever feel the stress closing in on you try this breathing exercise. Slowly breath in for four counts, hold it for two, then release it for four. Repeat it it as many times as you need. You can do it anywhere and at anytime. It's not a magic bullet that makes everything go away, but it might help how you handle things. (Pro tip, it's also a fantastic way to fall asleep if you've got a strong case of insomnia going on.)
TL;DR: You can do this. You are amazing and fantastic, and you can keep some real ass. And in fact, you will. Just keep swimming <3
Thanks for this, really. I adore the school I'm at but it's quite well-known for academic rigor. I knew this going in, so at the very least, I'm not surprised. The class I dropped was Spanish - not my most challenging class, but it was incredibly frustrating, the instructor never made sense, and I suddenly found myself questioning why I'd devoted 6 years to learning a language I didn't see myself using in the future. So it wasn't like an "AHMG I'M SO STRESSED" thing. I just hated the class itself. But now it's out of my life and giving me several more hours of free time per week and I'm barely even at a credit shortage because I overloaded last semester without even realizing it (I'm so good at this, aren't I?).
Thanks for the de-stressing tip. I'd actually considered meditating again - I used to regularly but I gave it up when I felt like I had no time for it, which is really when I need it most, ironically. Heh. Now when I feel like I can't deal with life I listen to Enya and do whatever assignment I have that's the least stressful, like a boring reading or something.
Okay enough about the author's personal life. The point is I am keeping my head above water and keeping the chapter in mind.