deep breath

I am re-sharing a reflection I posted a while ago.  I hope that it speaks to the stress you may be feeling as you work on those final things for the semester in this strange and difficult Covid world.   -ara

Take a deep breath. 

Have dinner with your roommate.

Go for a walk.

Listen to music that gives you energy and enthusiasm. 

Pray for peace and strength.

Call your mom for support. 

Sing along with Spotify.

Eat a salad. 


Take a nap.

Facetime with a friend.

There are countless ways to manage the stress and anxiety that crops up as the semester comes to an end.  I know, I know, you have way too much to accomplish between now and when you leave for semester break, but panic will not help.  Sleep, water, decent food, and a break now and then will do you a world of good.

Try and adjust your expectations of yourself to something realistic.  Prioritize and then take it one task at a time. You will be able to do much more than you imagine if you can be calm and choiceful.  And remember that you have the abilities and gifts to do this.

Take a deep breath.

And let that breath fill you with the peace of God,

who created you,

loves you,

and walks with you every moment of every day.



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