When I broke my arm, i was stressed because of the pain and riding the ambulance for 2 hours to the hospital in pain and not knowing what was going to happen to me as I laid helpless in the ambulance. I also was under a lot of stress thinking about what I would not be able to do again. I had high hopes of continuing my gymnastics, but later was told that I would have to give it up. Having to give up gymnastics made me feel very "monstoppulous". (haha... wondering what that word means?). I handled this stress, but watching TV with my brother while I awaited my surgery date and healed in Oregon. I mean I watched TV ALLLLLL DAAAYYY... because I was not able to move around. When I healed, I started to draw and it helped to exercise my mind and my muscles in my arm.
I deal with the stress of meeting my deadlines for school, particularly Media, by talking to my friends about random things to get my mind off of my stress. I also take deep breaths to relax my body and have an open mind so I can concentrate better on my work.
My most recent stress I had to deal with is leaving my brother in college in Oregon. It was stressful because he is not home with me anymore to watch over me when we are home alone. He use to cook saimin and take care of me when we were home. Now I have to cook my own and do all his chores too! I deal with this stress by texting or calling him once in awhile to tell him how my day is going and to see how he is doing. It is nice to hear from him. Luckily, he will be coming home to spend the holidays with us. I am looking forward to the day he returns.
Before I broke my arm, gymnastics use to be my stress reliever because I could just take my stress out in my flips. Now I have not turned to TV as much as I use to, instead I read more to ease my mind. I also turn to drawing, taking deep breaths, and talking my stress out to my family and friends. I know there are
more stress to come, but I've found ways to handle it.