So onto the real stuff here.
I have decided to revive QOTW, but like the SOTW, I have decided to change it to be a monthly occurrence. On the first day of each month, I'll post a SOTM, and on the second, I'll post a QOTM. I may occasionally forget to do a SOTM and QOTM on the first two days of the month, so expect a few hiccups at first. I'll try to remember. I can promise that.
And the first QOTM is...
"Many of us feel stress and get overwhelmed not because we're taking on too much, but because we're taking on too little of what really strengthens us."
Okay, I'm just going to rant a little. Just a little, I promise.
For the past week, my APUSH class has been conducting a mock trial for Andrew Carnegie. I'm not always the greatest speaker, so I decided to be an exhibit expert on the prosecuting side. There were ten exhibits, and I essentially had to summarize the documents, analyze them, and determine how they can help the prosecution. Not so difficult, right? But this had to be done in a span of two days, on top of my other homework, on top of studying.
The prosecutors had two exhibit experts and the defendants had three exhibit experts. So, already, I had a greater workload than the defendant exhibit experts. Then, my partner didn't realize that they had to actually do WORK to prepare for the trial. I analyzed all of the documents and assigned them to the attorneys on my own. Meaning, I basically did the work of three people.
I hate it when that happens.
But that's over now. Now I just have to write an essay summarizing the trial and determining whether Carnegie was guilty of his charges. Yep. Just an essay. I'm good. I'll make it through.
So that leads me into the quote. All of that work made me REALLY stressed out. I went to sleep late for multiple consecutive days, and I feel like I'm fading. I don't know how else to describe it.
When I was doing all of that work, I thought that the problem was how much work I had. The thought of having to do more work really discouraged me and weakened my resolve to complete everything. Once I read this quote, however, my viewpoint changed. Perhaps I simply took "too little of what really strengthens [me]." I believe that I draw my energy from my friends and from just being happy. When I was working, I really didn't communicate with anyone, and I felt so drained.
Perhaps next time, I'll seek out my friends for their support. Perhaps I'll try to relax my mind a little instead of thinking about how much work I have. Perhaps I'll be in a better situation next time.
Have any of you peeps been in such a situation? What do you guys do when you're stressed? Did you like this quote? Can you guys relate?
I hope you all a very non-stressful day!