This links to one of my blog posts the from the other day, you can read it here.
I’ve been feeling extremely stressed lately, as to which has resulted me in feeling a lot more down than I usually doπŸ˜–. Where has all this stress stemmed from? School? Working? No. It’s actually stemmed from me putting pressure on myself.
You’re probably thinking, well why don’t you just stop putting pressure on yourself thenπŸ™„? I honestly wish it was that easy. I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely one of those people who strives to succeed in whatever I do, and whenever I fall behind slightly in something (not just school) I feel like a failure. And that’s where I then start to put pressure on myself; fuelling my mind with negative thoughts that continually stress me out and this then leads to me panicking, badly. 
If you’re like me, then you’ll completely understand, however if you aren’t it’s okay, it’s just slightly harder for you to understand the way my mind works, but that’s cool because your mind will work in a way that I won’t understand because we are all different. Some things work for some people and not for others, but that’s OKAY, because we can’t all be the same, and to be fair, the world would be a pretty boring place if we were all the same. 
Therefore we each have something that helps us deal with stress and allows us to take a minute to actually just chill. However, we may not know what that is yet. I think one of the most important things to realise is that not everything has to be perfect, because that’s not humanly possible. Allowing yourself to make a few mistakes will only aid your future successes, as you will learn what works and what doesn’t.
The past few weeks I have certainly been bottling a lot of emotion caused by things that I won’t got into detail about, but this really is not the best way to deal with your situation. Expressing emotion as soon as you feel it rather than waiting till the peak of it really helps to off load and get to the nitty gritty cause of it. You can then resolve your problem in a way that suits you personally, and then therefore help you get on your track to success in which ever way you interpret it. 
I found for me, making lists really helps. Listing what needs to be done and when really helps with organisation of not only your work, but you’re thoughts and mindset too. That might sound really weird, like how can you organise your mind? But think about it, how can you even begin to organise your work load with an unorganised mind of thoughts?
Something also that you really need is something that you know you enjoy that will take your mind off whatever you’re stressing about. Whether that’s reading, writing, spending time with your friends, boyfriend, girlfriend etc etc, WHATEVER it is if it makes you happy, that’s all that matters.
I hope this weeks post helps people to realise that stress does not last forever, and there is always a way to come out on the other side by picking yourself up and making you feel better again.
See you next Tuesday,
Scarlett x

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