I have been increasingly stressed lately primarily with uni work, and I don’t really manage my stress well. So last night, I felt exhausted and sore but so stressed because of all the things I had to do for uni. But instead of pushing myself and trying to get them done when I wouldn’t have been able to concentrate or do them properly anyway, I lit a candle and read a book, and then went to bed early.
I’ve been finding that when my life gets busy (like at the moment as my uni workload increases) my exercise routine drops. I mostly count going to the gym as my main source of exercise, but the thing is that going to the gym more often than twice a week is just doesn’t fit naturally into my schedule.
I have only recently come across The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino, and already think it is one of the greatest things in all existence. It gives a simple yet effective way of explaining how it feels to live with and manage a chronic illness on a daily basis, for unless you have experienced it yourself it is almost impossible to understand. If you haven’t read it already, I truly recommend you do.