Today was rough. It was only the third day of the semester, yet I already felt defeated and super overwhelmed with pretty much everything. I started doubting myself in my Spanish classes because I couldn't understand a single word (and Spanish is supposed to be my minor). I was unable to get food at all throughout the day. Couldn't find time to do some school work and if I did, I couldn't focus. So much needed to be done with my organizations. And thoughts of my grandmother, who passed not too long ago, reoccured.. It was just a lot. I knew that if I didn't get it under control, I would throw myself in a Lupus flare and would be unable to do anything! After such a long day, I was finally able to calm myself down, relax, and BREATHE.
I say all that to say how important it is to slow down and breathe. Something I struggle with the most is packing on so much at one time and letting pretty much anything stress me out. When you are stressed, overwhelmed, and anxious, it's harder for you, to accomplish things.
There will be days in which everything seems as if it's a lot to handle, but it's okay.. Slow down, take breaks, and take deep breaths.. You got this!