Stress levels to a max

Even with the end of the school year coming up, the amount of work and projects do not let up. Photo Credit: Joshua Berroya
Even with the end of the school year coming up, the amount of work and projects have not let up.<br>Photo Credit: Joshua Berroya
Even with the end of the school year coming up, the amount of work and projects have not let up.
Photo Credit: Joshua Berroya

As of now, my life consists of homework, projects, and extracurricular activities. Though I am usually on top of my game, sometimes the work that is assigned can be overwhelming and stressful. With eight classes to manage, along with my social life that I am trying to enjoy, the workload can stack up rather quickly, and catching up can lead to even bigger problems.

Though it is nearing the end of the school year, the workload has not eased up. Final projects, AP tests, and even end of the year planning for the following school year are all springing up.

My stress level has gone through the roof. I sometimes think to myself, “I will never be able to finish these assignments, while having the free time to go to events without worrying too much.” The amount of work, combined with the limited amount of time, makes it seem like an impossible task.

One of the biggest factors that contribute to my stress is my procrastination. I have dealt with my procrastination before, and no, I have not been able to even begin to improve it. Every once in awhile I “space-out” or become distracted. Then, I will play my entertaining, but meaningless and time consuming games, or go on social media like Facebook and Instagram. Because of this, I do not give my work as much attention as I should.

I understand that the cause of this stress is my fault, but finding a solution to this problem is difficult. Improving my focus on my homework and schoolwork can help reduce my stress level. However, that is easier said than done. Talking the talk is one thing, but supporting it requires effort and patience which I personally do not have. Also, I can benefit from starting my homework the day it is assigned, instead of having to worry about it the night before.

Although I would love to put these problems in the back of my mind, waiting until the last minute to fix these situations will be a nightmare. These situations might never be fixed, be too late to repair, or I might even lose interest in these predicaments and completely give up. Waiting too long to fix these will definitely be a disaster.

However, somehow I feel confident that this stress will only be temporary. Although my procrastination might never be fixed, I know that even though I might be feeling completely stressed out and on the verge of giving up as of right now, working hard and going through the struggle up until the end of the school year will be worth it in the end.