It's been a while, hasn't it? Sorry about that, you guys. I have been busy. Not the sort of busy where I literally have no time to write blog posts, but the sort of busy where the stuff I absolutely have to do turns my brain to mush and makes my free time a lot of blubbering around and sleeping.
At the heart of this problem, if you've gone anywhere near my twitter feed in the last two months, is my schoolwork. It's not that I have a lot of it; it's that what I do have makes me want to rip my hair out because it is confusing and my professor explains it badly.
FIRST: A tangent. Kids. Stay in school. Yeah, I hate it, and I say I want to quit all the time, but you know what? I still get all A's and B+'s. I've got a full-ride scholarship--if my grades drop, I'm required by law to throw myself off a bridge. DON'T QUIT SCHOOL. But also remember that your grades/test scores do not determine your worth as a human being. Your actions do that. Okay? Okay. Don't drop out.
SECOND: The actual point of this post. Sometimes I have to remind myself that it's okay to stop and breathe and relax, because the world isn't ending. I need to work hard on this Java program, but if it doesn't work quite right, I can always email the professor until he finally answers the goddamn question I ask. I need to finish my revisions, but the manuscript won't magically disappear/explode/eat itself overnight if I don't finish in a day.
I don't care if it's over writing or school or work or life in general, but sometimes you have to STOP and say, "Let's chill out for a minute."
I could be doing homework, but instead I'm going to watch The Social Network so I can get a nice dose of Armie Hammer, no thinking required. Then I'm going to watch the Vampire Diaries, the Office, and Parks and Recreation. You know why? Because Thursday nights are my chill out nights. They are my "Hey, let's not worry about anything right now, okay?" nights.
And maybe you can't spare an entire night to chill out, but at least grab an hour. Half an hour. Fifteen minutes. Ten minutes. ANYTHING.
Just don't burn out. Okay?