Stress during finals? Me? No way.. not this time. This year I have made a vow to not stress throughout this next week. I’ve had an entire semester of stress and sometimes I handled it well and other times.. well not so much (reason #1 why blog has not been updated in 10,000 years). So, starting today I am going to enjoy this next week of no classes and no real schedule!
Day 1 of the No Stress Challenge has gone a little something like this:
Does every school have a “stop day”? If not, I’m sorry because while stop days are technically supposed to be used to study and read and yada yada they are also great for some good old fashioned R&R. The last thing I would like to do on my first day off in seemingly forever is to break open the books. Ya feel me? Which is why I set aside this entire day to do whatever my little heart desired.
I started my day by waking up without an alarm (first time since August?). Granted I woke up at 7:30am but still I woke up on my very own gosh darnit and it felt wonderful.
I drank my coffee and read some blogs/caught up with the world of news via the Today Show.
I went on a looong walk on one of my favorite trails, did some J Michaels (I am going to be soo sore tomorrow).
I even called my grandma 🙂 highlight of my day
I went to lunch with a friend
I found my way to my favorite coffee shop and treated myself to my favorite drink: nonfat vanilla latte; Warms the soul every time 🙂
Later tonight I’ll find myself baking christmas cookies with elementary age kids as their parents go off to a christmas party. I know my life as a college kid is all kinds of crazy.
Tomorrow I’ll begin get to get organized for all those tests I should probably be focusing on; but today is a day to rewind, recharge and get refreshed. I might even go on another trail walk after my coffee shop rendezvous. It’s the middle of December and is 36 and sunny. I love it!
Do something that makes you smile today! Get a latte, go for a walk or call your grandma 🙂