Welcome to a new blog post! It is that time of year where it’s cold, dark and stressful. Exams, essays and assignments are looming and the only thing that seems to get people through is the thought of going home for Christmas.
For the past week or so I have been transfixed on trying to make sense of the work I have to get done before the semester ends. I become so caught up in work and stress that it became overwhelming.
For me a significant way to unwind is to share worries and cares with friends. I am fortunate enough to have multiple people around me at University from CU and my course. Sometimes I think of interacting with other human beings as a chore. Especially if it requires significant effort to get out of a comfy bed on
a cold, dark day. However, nothing will lift my spirits more that a chat with friends over coffee/lunch.
Another way that I have found a way to de-stress with friends is to plan an event that you can all look forward to. For my teacher education friends it comes in the form of a Christmas dinner. Having a set event that allows friends time to enjoy each others company whilst celebrating is a key way to motivate yourself to get through a difficult day, week or month.
Although I am at Uni for my own learning and to achieve my own degree, a vital part of it is to make friends that you know you will have for a lifetime. For me I think I have found a pretty great group of people that I know will support me and that I will support the best I can.