Thursday, 27 April 2017

Stress Talk

Hello all, in this post i'll be chatting to you about the one thing that really stresses me out.
I'm actually quite lucky in the fact that there isn't much that gets me stressed. I tend to try not to worry about things I have no control over. It's not always easy I know, but it's so much better for you.
Life throws ALOT of stressful things at you. Like education, exams, work and deadlines. There's always some sort of work you have to do or something you have to worry about, and the stress does get to you.

As I said I'm quite lucky to currently have a minimal amount of stress in my life. I'm finished with education (well, for the moment) and my job is the sort of job I don't have to worry too much about outside of work.
However that dosen't make me invincible to stress. There's one thing that really gets to me and stresses me out to the max...

                           TIME

Now I know what you're thinking. That's a silly thing to stress over right? Wrong.
I don't get stressed because time goes by too quickly or because my watch broke. I stress because I don't seem to have enough of it! There just isnt enough hours in the day or days in the week for me!
I'm not in denial either, I know that I'm quite selfish with my time, and I just want to be able to do all the things I love to do. I enjoy my time and I am at my laptop typing away at every moment available!
I do realise that part of this time technicality is that I've probably got too many hobbies. Writing is obviously the main thing that occupies my life, but I also fool around in drawing, photography, baking and reading. That's alot right? And is probably the main reason I'm stressing so much over not having enough time, but I wouldn't change it for the world. I love everything that I do and I could never just pick one of those things to have as a hobby. Ever.

The stress that I cause myself over this isn't necessarily stressing about getting my writing done or photos taken, it's actually just me over worrying about how I'm going to fit what I want to do around working full time as well. Therefore I spend alot of time worrying about having enough time to edit my novel and write my new blog post etc. Then I get very down in the dumps if I don't have enough time. Even my mother can tell when I'm stressing about it without me having to even say anything.

With all that said I am still able to counteract this stress in ways, and I feel I've been dealing with it much better lately.
The first thing I did was come to terms with the fact that stressing over not having enough time is NOT going to give me more of it. In fact it's actually going to use it up quicker.
The next thing was to figure out how to use my time more wisely, so now I do things like get up early and shower first thing, then once all that is out of the way I have the rest of the day to do my thing. I also try to remain as focused as possible on whatever it is I am doing. The more I get distracted the more time I waste. If you don't know how to do this then you can check out my post on it here.
I found that these few things have actually helped me to let go of the stress and just enjoy the time I do get. I feel like without my writing and all these things I love to do my life would be much duller. The things I love make me who I am. So I'm now using the time I do get wisely so I can continue on my journey of creation.

Can anyone relate to this post? I'd love to hear about your stresses and worries. Maybe you have some advice as well? Please let me know in the comments!



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