Today, I am taking a mini-vacation from work related stuff. I’m sitting by my computer trying to think of stuff to write while waiting for a science lecture to start. Yes, I think of science lectures as being fun. I’m a serious geek and unafraid to admit it. These mini-vacations are one of my coping strategies for stress. If I don’t find a way to manage it, stress will trigger more seizures.
What have I been stressed about? I have my “to do list” running through my mind with all the items that must get done soon, and it is a long list. On top of that, I’m worried about how I’m going to pay my rent during the summer since I haven’t received a teaching assignment yet. I’m worried about my health insurance application. I am also worried about my fall teaching assignments. There is more, but I will stop here for now.
What do you do to cope with stress?