Needing Perspective

It’s been quite the day.  I won’t get into the details of the school stuff that’s been causing me major stress, but it has been causing sleep problems off and on for several weeks now.  I woke up at 4:30am this morning and couldn’t get back to sleep.  I had a major meltdown this morning about a problem I’m dealing with at school, and then I had a bad-mommy moment with my daughter on the way to dropping my kids off at school.  It was the low point of my day and that’s saying quite a bit.

I wish I could just shake off this school stress, but I can’t.  Even my relaxation and deep sleep iTunes tracks aren’t doing the trick.  I can’t stop thinking about the problem, even though there’s not much more I can do about it, unfortunately.

I know that I should be taking better care of myself right now in terms of eating, water, and working out, and I’ve been making an effort to do just that, but I didn’t have a stellar day today.  I was short on veggies, didn’t drink enough water, missed my bootcamp workout because I had an appointment I couldn’t schedule any other time, and had a couple of treats more than I should have.

Eh, I know that this isn’t a lifelong situation and my problems really pale in comparison to those faced by the people of Japan, soldiers overseas, and those in Libya, etc., etc., but I am struggling with school right now.  I just hate it, and it’s spilling over into every aspect of my life so that it’s all-consuming.  I wish I could tell you more about what’s going on, but suffice to say it’s more of a personal matter than a schoolwork matter – although it has also turned into a schoolwork matter, now.  Wow, was that completely unclear or what?

I’m off to cram for a quiz some more.  I am super tired, but the one benefit of stress is that I feel too wound up to sleep right now. And since the stress will probably wake me up early, I should be able to get in one last review tomorrow.  Now that’s finding the the silver lining, isn’t it?  Ha.

Did I mention I hate school?  And that I’m paying tuition to get mentally effed over?

Trying to keep my chin up and all that other stuff,

Mostly Fit Mom

 

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10 thoughts on “Needing Perspective

  1. Holly @ The Runny Egg says:

    Sorry I have no advice, but here is a (hug). Jason has had major struggles with work in the past and that has spilled into his life outside of work — it happens and it is so hard. Just keep doing the best you can. I’m not sure if this will help you or not — but when I am struggling I pray or I write things out. I tend to feel a little better after that.

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  2. stacey says:

    Another hug coming your way Jo! You are an amazing woman and should be so proud of yourself. I hope that everything works out.

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  3. Ameena says:

    I try to tell myself that my problems pale in comparison to those in Japan and yet my problems are still…problems. So I totally get where you are coming from!

    I hope that school gets better and that things turn around for you ASAP. Take care of yourself!!

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    • mostlyfitmom says:

      Thanks! I’m feeling a bit better tonight, though my situation’s the same. You’re right, though: my problems are still problems, though obviously not life-threatening or anything. I’ll make it through. 🙂

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  4. Kat says:

    I stay away from comparing my issues to the Japanese, rebelling Libyans or anything else because quite honestly (and God willing) I will never be in their position. And then you just feel unhappy, unvalidated and extremely guilty. Not cool.

    That being said, keep your head up, lady!

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    • mostlyfitmom says:

      Yeah, I definitely see your point about comparisons. Sometimes it helps me a little to realize that my problems, however big they seem at the moment, are really not huge and will pass. I’ve just got to hang in there!

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  5. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your stress with school, and your sleep troubles. I had a breakdown like this about a year ago, and it was HORRIBLE. I cried everyday. I feel for you, and am sending hugs and good vibes your way.

    I hope something wonderful comes your way this week – you deserve it.

    Remember … when you are going through hell, keep going! You will make it through.

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    • mostlyfitmom says:

      Thanks. It’s comforting in a way to know that other people have had similar experiences and have made it through intact. 🙂 Actually, I just got some good news this morning, so maybe things will start looking up!

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