I came home today to find my dogs chewed (and ruined) all of my new Sephora makeup that cost $168. That was the last straw for me and I started throwing a mini tantrum and went on a rampage around the house. But then I reeled myself in and realized I needed to take a few deep breaths and get over it. I've recently realized that getting angry or upset over something that you cannot control does absolutely no good. All it does is drain your energy and put you in a "cranky" mood. While having my new makeup ruined really pissed me off, there's nothing I can do about it besides buy new makeup. Sure, it is annoying and I could complain about it a lot, but either way the makeup is ruined and I need more, so just letting it go and moving on is the better option.
I have packed more activities than humanly possible into my last few days here and I am starting to feel the repercussions. I have barely slept, and am trying to hard to get everything done and be able to say goodbye to my friends. I am emotionally and physically drained, and I just want to curl into a ball and not leave my room. But instead of getting so worked up about all of these things, I just have to accept it is what it is and that it'll be over soon. Getting stressed out does no good. I've had to accept that I won't get to say goodbye to everyone, and that's going to have to be okay. I've accepted I'll probably forget some things while packing and that it will not be the end of the world. Worrying about it all is just going to make everything worse.
The moral of the story here is just to go with the flow, and remain calm. Life is going to overwhelm you and stress you out, but you have to be able to remain calm in the chaos of it all. Whether it is school, work, or just life in general, you can't let it get to you. Cut back, take some deep breaths, take a nap, and just know that somehow you'll push through it and it will eventually be over. When running sprints in my field hockey and lacrosse days, my coach would always say "you're not going to die." And I would roll my eyes and assure her I actually was going to die, but you know what, I never did. Life can sometimes feel like a sprint, you're going as fast as you can but it isn't fast enough, you are struggling and can barely breathe, but eventually it ends and you will be fine. So just remember no matter how out of control your life may seem to be, you're not going to die.
These next couple days I'm just going to be thinking of the mantra "keep calm and carry on," because there is really nothing else I can do. Keeping your cool is a lot more beneficial than negative emotions and anger. And to be honest, half an hour ago I was really hostile, but after sitting here and blogging with my music and lavender essential oil I have found calmness. Compose yourself, get your shit together, and keep calm and carry on.
Have you been stressed lately?
P.S. I leave Thursday! EEEEKKKK!