13 January 2012

Getting to the Point

As I approach my final semester of college, I find myself wondering about stress. How much of it will I be facing? What sort of jobs will I be given in the two theatrical productions remaining in my collegiate career? What extra work will be required of me as I face an advanced directing class, a theater management class, a spanish class, and a speech class? How much free time can I find for my own writing? Will I ever find my textbook for spanish or will I be forced to purchase a new copy? That would suck. Stay tuned to learn the results of my search.

There's not much that can stop all these questions and concerns, but I'm working on keeping myself calm. All in all, the things that best calm me down are reading and writing. I just finished reading a remarkable book The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and his stream of consciousness narrative style is helping me to explore that idea more in my own writing. You remember my previous post on writing routines? As a writer, a reader, a technician, and a college student, I have trouble functioning without my coffee. I'm sure other people have this problem. Well, if you do, never fear! Just try for my give away.


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Yes, I am doing my first give away. The prize, now that you've sloughed through my above rambling and round about way of thinking (welcome to the ADD mind!) is a $10 pre registered gift card to Starbucks. Instructions to enter the giveaway can be found below. The drawing will be on Jan. 21, 2011. Good luck! I'm off to get more coffee. a Rafflecopter giveaway

44 comments:

Jen08 said...

You asked how I cope with stress...
I read, write, listen to music. I also do yoga.

Lynette said...

I am a stress cleaner....scrub the pain away

LoveMy2Dogs said...

The best way for me to cope with stress is to either grab my kindle, seclude myself in my room and read or me and my hubby go out alone for dinner and drinks. (Tammy G)

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jenrenh said...

I usually spend time with my fiance and he helps me cope with stress.

Anne D. said...

I cope with stress by exercising:) I try to walk mainly:)
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Crystal Medina said...

Sleep :)

Tracy R said...

I try to stay calm and take things one step at a time in times of stress. I also allow myself treats everyday such as an afternoon coffee drink and chocolate in moderation. I work out in the gym whenever I get the chance, which helps me feel better and de-stress. Thanks!
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PJ said...

I play my electronic keyboard.

vzavala8 said...

I usually just take a nap or shower.

Jenny said...

I cope with stress by exercising.

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Robin said...

I exercise, listen to music, close my mind and picture the most beautiful place I have been (Bahamas)
Sometimes, however, I deal with stress in a negative way, by eating, or shopping - I am working on those :))
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shala_darkstone said...

I cope with stress by talking about it to my hubby or reading.

Mindy said...

With a glass of wine!

Parsimonious Pash said...

I cope by pulling out a book and blasting some music.

esluka said...

I am a pretty easy going person, but when kids are in bed, I will grab a "drink" and tune everything out! Not that I drink stress away, just 1 drink and maybe some HGTV and be unfocused for a bit!-Erinn A

DeniseL said...

Chew my finger nails :(

Tiana B. said...

I run (or hike/walk fast)! It is the only thing that works for me.

Ashley turicik said...

I listen to music or dance.

Terri's Little Haven said...

I handle stress by making some coffee, lighting some candles and curling up with my Kindle.

GypsyFox said...

I love to read, escape into a whole different world when I am stressed :) I'm a new follower via MBC

elkaye said...

I take time for myself.

coriwestphal said...

A nice long walk, all by myself, tends to relax me a bit!

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Anonymous said...

sleep always helps me cope with stress!!

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June L said...

I used to pray, read my Bible, and Sadly smoke. Now I want to just pray and read my Bible :0)

one frugal lady said...

I deal with my stress.... when my kids are in bed at night, I love to take a hot bath, read a book and relax!
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Belinda said...

I usually take a warm bath or go for a walk to help deal with stress.

Anonymous said...

i deal with stress with a hot shower it helps but ofcourse i stop and think and think of all that makes me happy. spend time with family, always gets the best of me, email:domincanzbaby@yahoo.com

Chrissy said...

I'm trying to learn to deal with stress by exercising vs. chocolate...sometimes I still lean towards the chocolate. :)

Maria Ivey said...

I listen to music.

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

deep breathing exercises

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michele376 said...

In the past I dealt with stress by drinking. Effective but not very healthy. For 3 years I'm proud to say I am alcohol free. Now I deal with stress by removing the source when possible. If I can't I spend time on my computer reading post,entering giveaways and searching for deals and coupons.

Anonymous said...

i tackle stress by calming down and taking a momentto think before freak out. lol, but it's true:)

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Heather said...

You know its funny I should have been a coffee drinker while in college, but I found out that after having my first son, there is no way I could function without it. So I appreciate this giveaway and I hope you find your spanish book. College books are expensive!

Nikki said...

I cope with stress by taking some time (5 minutes or a half hour, whatever I have) for myself. Just doing whatever I want-reading, facebooking, etc.

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

breathing exercises, a squeezable stress ball

Jennifer said...

I read when stressed!

Zombiemommy said...

I read peoples blogs and enter giveaways, you are amazing!

:)Feel better all ready!

Calibee said...

i work out

Mom of Two said...

I exercise.

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meredith m said...

i cope with stress by a cup of tea and a hot shower, sometimes with a long swim

Donna George said...

I cry - a lot

Tawnya said...

I cope with stress by taking a long bath or having a nice cup of tea or coffee!

kari jasus said...

i scream it out

ThePixieSprinkles said...

I don't have the ability to, I am thankful for Xanax! lol

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Thanks! =)