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From last weekend until 8th June is literally the busiest I will be all year: 2 OU courses with exams on 6th and 8th, and a third that just started and will run until September. I knew I was going to be stressed and overloaded and wrung out for about 8 weeks and had basically made my peace with it as the price for getting done this year rather than next.

And now 8th June is a general election, and I have no time to campaign, and have to fight the guilt gremlins that think I should surely be able to carve some time out magically, somehow, and funnily enough being even more stressed does not increase my productivity, or help me sleep.  This has not been the best week!

I've now logged out of Twitter and Facebook on my phone, so I can't take the stress with me everywhere.  I've devoted the weekend to resting and sorting out money (thus removing some other stress).  I'm behind on everything, but Facebook reminded me that I wrote this time last year about being behind on everything. While I'm still perpetually running too close to my limits, those limits have expanded in the last year.  I'm routinely working a 5-day rather than a 4-day week, I'm studying at a higher level, and my fitness has improved a little.

So I'm going to trust that if I take care of myself, I can get through this.  At least by 9th June some of my stressors are guaranteed to be gone.


Date: 2017-04-23 19:13 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Listening.

Date: 2017-04-23 19:20 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hilarita
Hope the exams go well!

Date: 2017-04-23 19:51 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
NO GUILTINGS.

We want to make the world a better place, yes? That includes making it a place where people don;t have to push themselves past their limits, and the best place to start with that is with oneself.

Date: 2017-04-23 22:49 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
I have the same guilt weasels, I think. I am by far my own harshest critic.

Date: 2017-04-23 21:36 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hollymath
Soon as I saw June 8th I winced. All the best for getting through it.

Date: 2017-04-23 21:40 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] emperor
*dons cheerleading outfit, waves pom-poms*

Date: 2017-04-23 23:22 (UTC)
From: [personal profile] theandrewhickey
Look after yourself. I know all about the guiltmonster, but remember that if you're *going* to skip an election, then one where the party's membership is the highest it's been in a quarter of a century is the best one to skip...

Date: 2017-04-24 07:04 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sfred
Good luck with it all!

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