I feel like this semester has gotten off to so much of a better start because I am allowing myself time to relax. I made up my mind that I was not going to spend my weekends off worrying about school, because a) it is ineffective and b) it is irritating to those around me.
So I have, in effect, scheduled in relaxing time. Last night was great, D painted my nails and toenails (because I had mentioned I would love to go to the spa for a few days, so he gave me a “spa night” at home, it was great…is there anything better than having someone lavish attention on you?) we watched “The Shawshank Redemption” which was just fabulous, and we just lounged around ( not that that is anything unusual).
I guess it’s not so much just doing relaxing activities as telling yourself that you are not going to think about “x” for “x amount of time”. If you catch yourself thinking about it/worrying about it, then go do something to take your mind off of it. Read a book. Watch a movie. Call someone. You can do it. I really do want to stop worrying so much, it is not good for you. And I think I’m doing quite well so far!