I have always been terrible about handling stress. I once read that there are two types of people: those who lose weight when they're stressed and those who gain it.
I definitely fall in the latter category.
Only when I'm stressed do I settle for food that falls from a vending machine or read too many of the messages in Dove chocolates.
With final exams, final papers, and a medical conference within the coming weeks, I'm becoming surprisingly overwhelmed. Not to mention, all of these are taking away time from my novel. I find it difficult to shut down my mind when I go to bed because I keep thinking that I could still be writing!
Over the years, people acquire distinct coping mechanisms for stress. I've learned that watching a light hearted television show (recently that includes Modern Family, 30 Rock, or The Office) helps a lot!!
So does....blogging!! I love reading about the passion, strength, and persistence in my fellow bloggers. It truly allows me to escape and motivates me to keep going!! Thank you :)
How do you deal with stress??
Do you have any quick fixes that help you calm down?