I just keep on keeping on

March 28, 2015

For the past couple of weeks I've been working on my dissertation. It's also the first time, in a long time, that I've dealt with a stressful situation without going into full meltdown. There was a real sense of achievement when I finally handed in the final copy of my dissertation. Partly because I'd finished a great big piece of work but mostly because anxiety hadn't got the best of me this time. Depression got me down for week one out of two that we had for write-up but I got back up and worked twice as hard to get everything done. These problems aren't going to disappear overnight but it's little steps like this that make me feel like I'm going in the right direction.

Right now I'm having a weekend of self-indulgence to make up for the lost sleep and general stress. I also caved and consumed heaps of caffeine to keep myself going, as well as all the sugary snacks, so my skin is in need of a little TLC. On Monday I start studying for my exams but I'm allowing myself two days of switching off my brain and just watching Netflix.

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5 comments

  1. You are going to feel so brilliant once it's all handed in, it's a big deal, dissertations! You will look back and be very proud of yourself, bring on that self indulgence!! Katie x

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  2. HOW have I only just found your blog?! Your photography is amazing and your posts are so engaging!

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  3. What an accomplishment! Being someone who also does not deal with stress well and struggles with anxiety and depression it is very encouraging to hear these positive words.
    Congrats!
    xx

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  4. Massive pat on the back for completing your dissertation - doing it is horrible, but that feeling of finishing and handing it in is so good! Glad you're allowing yourself time to rest and relax before the final push. Will be thinking of you xx

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