The past couple of days have been so hectic for me. At work I helped my team to unload the truck at 6AM. We barely finished by noon. I was so exhausted when I got off of work. I do not mind grunt work, but it sure is a lot of work.
As for school, I am so behind – by at least four weeks. This professor is not huge on due dates, he prefers that the students actually know what they are doing. That being said, he does not want everyone to wait to turn in everything right before finals – which is in a few short weeks. I have to bust it to get everything done and turned in at a decent time. I was working on some of it right now before I decided to get on here.
Another thing that causes me stress – taxes. I put it off knowing I had a long time to get it done. Now, the deadline is in two weeks. It is not that big of a deal to get them done, but it is stressful when time is running out and I have a ton of homework to do.
I am starting to go back into that mental state of having so much to do, that I am going to shut down and not do any of it. Too bad for me that not doing anything will cause me even more stress later on down the line. I want to transfer into a four year university which requires you to have 30 transferable credit hours as well as at least a 2.0 GPA. Not too bad, right? Wrong. I am going to be changing majors, and 6 of my credits will not transfer so I have to take more classes to get those 6 credits back. The class that I am so far behind in happens to be one of those classes that I no longer need. I cannot drop it this far in the semester, and if I fail it will lower my GPA. I cannot risk having my GPA lowered in case one of my futures classes is hard and that lowers my GPA. Every class that lowers my GPA means less of a chance I have of transferring schools. I have to do my best, no matter how much my mind has checked out of this particular class.
Those are my woes of the day. How do you all handle stress? What motivates you to keep pushing forward?
My motivation of being successful in a class I no longer need (or understand) should be wanting to transfer schools. In my head I know that to be true, but my body does not feel like even trying in that class anymore.
Hopefully you will leave me some tips on how to further motivate myself. I would love to hear all ideas! Also, what is causing you stress at the moment? Maybe we can help each other in solving our issues!