Well, after that terrible February, I am glad to report that I am feeling much better.  I think being open with friends, family, mentors etc… helped me a lot.  Plus knowing that what I was feeling wasn’t going to last and that I had got through it before and that I am not the only one in the world to suffer from depression/low mood.  Ooooo and the fact that SUMMER IS COMING!!!!!

I am very proud of myself for continuing with my life – not staying at home, in bed, hiding away and instead continuing with my routine 🙂

Hmmm, what else??? Oh, I am really happy that despite my depression making a bit of an appearance, my anxiety seems to have been kept on the back burner.  I am still getting nervous before exams, but not the extent that I don’t think I can do them, or go to class etc… HAPPY DAYS!!!

One bad thing, is that whilst I have managed to learn how to keep stress at bay, my bodily functions seem to be affected by it.  I have broken out in spots, bad tummy the majority of the time, go to bed tired, wake up tired.  I guess that is the life of a student though??? I can’t be the only one who goes through this?

What are people’s remedies to exam stress??? 

I have started drinking smoothies – to boost the brain and combat hair loss (because my hair seems to be thinning out – could be down to stress or some health issues I am suffering from at the moment, or a mixture of both).  Think I am going to try and squeeze at least a 10 minute jog around the park in at some point – oh actually, just remembered I am doing military fitness classes soon so that will be good enough exercise.  So exercise, smoothies – any other stress combat remedies that I can try?

How is everyone else coping?

xxJoellexx