You’re Not A Certified Therapist (And Why Your Friends Should Stop Treating You As One).

Happy Sunday!

I know I haven’t posted in a few weeks, but now that midterms are officially over I can get back to a somewhat routine of posting.

You know those friends you can always talk to if you’re upset/having a rough day? The one you can tell your deepest secrets to, and they’ll keep it. The one who always listens, and doesn’t expect anything in return. You all have that friend, or in my case, you are that friend.

And over the course of this year, I’ve learned that it can be hard to be that friend. It can be hard to be the one who always listens and cares, and who expects nothing in return. But I am writing here to tell you that it is okay to say no, that it is okay to not want to listen, to focus on yourself for a little bit. It does not make you a bad friend, it just makes you a human being who needs some time to their self.

I know this because I am that friend, and I am slowly learning that life doesn’t always have to be about everyone else, it is also about yourself. Self-care is one of the most important things in the world, and you will feel so much better if you take some time to do it. And if people don’t accept that? It’s not your fault, it’s theirs for not realizing how amazing of a person you are.

(UPDATE) To the people who have these types of friends, it does NOT mean we don’t want to help, believe me that’s all we want to do, but sometimes we need a little break to focus on ourselves. It doesn’t mean we won’t be there for you if you need it, we will listen, but sometimes we need you to listen to us too.

Have a great Sunday!
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Chapter 191: Lazy Day

Happy Saturday!

Have you ever had a day where you don’t want to do anything? Simply stay in bed, or avoid all work. Everyone has those days, but sometimes, not everyone uses them. Sometimes work, or life is more important than taking a day to relax and clear your mind. Sometimes, you know what the weeks ahead will entail, so taking a day off isn’t an option. But those days where you don’t do anything? They are priceless.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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Chapters 180 & 181: Tests & Thanks

Happy Wednesday!

First off, I want to thank all of you for reading my blog, it means the world to me that you are interesting in what I’m writing, and it’s inspired me to continue writing 🙂 So thank you!

The topic for this post is tests. While I don’t mind studying, I abhor taking tests of any kind. Whether it’s an English test, a Math test, or even an IQ test, they are not fun to take. They are stressful and nerve-wracking, even if you’ve prepared as much as you can. I still get nervous before every test, and getting them back is even worse. Even if you’ve done well, there’s always that little voice in the back of your mind that makes you doubt that you’ve done well. But even though we complain about tests, they are a part of life, so the best thing is to just study as much as possible, and take a deep breath (or several).

Hope you all have a great week!

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Chapter 8: Stress Test

Do you ever get so overwhelmed and stressed that you want to just burst out in tears? 

Well today, I actually did. Right in the middle of class, but fortunately, no one saw. I don’t know what set off my crying fit, but I have a good guess at one of the factors…stress.

Stress is one of the most, well stressful, things in life. It can make your moods fluctuate, it can make you feel like nothing can go right…it makes you feel absolutely awful. Stress is a thing that can make your day a complete and utter mess.

 But I guess stress is just another part of our lives that we have to deal with. Some people manage it better than others though, and to those people I say….How do you deal with all the stress? Personally, I try to calm myself down by listening to music and getting a chance to unwind, otherwise I’d probably be breaking down in crying jags in the middle of classes more often. 

 

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