Balance and Breaking Through

Faith Pitcock, Cub Reporter

Life; hectic, beautiful, exciting, dull. Life is a lot of work, and when life decides to hit you like a ton of bricks, bashing you this way and that, it can be hard to keep track and actually complete all the things you need to do. Let’s discuss some things that can be helpful when trying to balance school, work, and other assorted activities. 

Treating yourself properly is important; however, it can be very hard to maintain a low stress environment. I’ve learned that it helps reduce some stress in your everyday life by eating the foods that are healthy and that you love. It also helps to try and maintain a fairly clean and tidy environment. 

A separate stress relieving action is taking the time to plan through your activities and actions in order to successfully accomplish what you need to do in a timely manner. 

With certain aspects of depression, it can be increasingly difficult to accumulate enough motivation to properly take care of yourself and stay on top of your responsibilities. The important thing to keep in mind is that it’s okay to fall a little behind, but you also need to make sure that you catch up and the best way to do that is to sometimes ask for help. No matter what you need help with the most, there’s usually someone there that will be willing to help, and then you can focus more on the other stuff you need to get done. 

Another tip I have, which is the one I have found myself using more often, counting to three and just pushing through the task in order to get it completed. Along with this I usually set a sort of reward factor for after, which usually allows me to set my mind more on what will happen after I finish my task. 

I am definitely not an expert at this topic, and even struggle with it myself, so this might not work for everybody, but this is what I have found works for me.

This has been Let’s Discuss with Faith Pitcock, and remember that it’s completely okay to struggle with things like this, and that trial and error of seeing what works best for you in order to complete the items of your life.