A Few Things + How To Cope

Ever since my last post, I’ve resorted to journaling (as a coping mechanism for stressful situations, as well as my ADHD), wrote a moral case analysis paper on Elliot Rodger and the Isla Vista killings (and defended it!!!), consumed copious amounts of coffee and ice cream, gained a couple of pounds,  passed my thesis proposal, and broke down during my Theology orals.

Whew, that was a mouthful. But despite the high levels of stress and anxiety I’ve experienced during my last first semester in college, I still managed to get decent grades.  Anyway, moving on to a few things:

  • As I previously mentioned, I have resorted to journaling as a coping mechanism for my ADHD. I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was five, and while I was able to manage a lot of my problem areas through occupational therapy (and my dad’s awesome parenting skills) instead of medication, I still experience symptoms. Fortunately, journaling has helped me a lot in processing my thoughts and feelings. If I feel bad or happy, I write about it. It’s also a great way to keep track of my journey to self-improvement. Hehe.
  • Moving on from this ADHD talk, I’m just beyond happy that I am able to bounce back and move forward from everything that transpired last semester. Now it’s time to get things done!!!
  • Speaking of getting things done,  my semestral break is about to end in a week and a half, so I need to get a couple of important things done. Thank God for planners and to-do lists to keep me on track. In the process, I should learn how to not be too hard on myself.

I guess I’ve said way too much, but I guess it’s better to leave the past behind and start anew. I’m excited for many things, but I would rather take one step at a time and focus on the things that really matter.