It’s still technically spring right?…
I have to ask because with school being out my brain is screaming out “summer! summer! summer!” but I expected more excitement than this actually. Not only am I on summer break but I am out of school for good. I don’t think it will hit until September when everyone goes back to school but me, but even then, I feel like I really haven’t had any excitement and I don’t feel the release of weight off my shoulders as much as I thought I would. Good news tho: I’m no longer suffering from extreme jaw pain from stressfully grinding my teeth at night!
Even then, while I do feel some of the physical effects of school falling away from me, the mental/emotional affects are still there. Just last night as I was falling asleep, I woke with a start due to a dream in which a professor scolded me for not turning in an assignment.
Anyway, the point of this post is to reach out to others who are still suffering from the mental side effects and traumas of school. Here are the steps I have taken to help myself transition out of school brain and to take myself into the free, relaxed self I have longed to be in as long as I can remember.
- I completely wiped all of my school related documents, images, files, etc off of my laptop.
- I actually threw my school bag into the trash with everything that was in it as I finished school. Bye to the notebooks, good riddance to the excess paperwork, bye to all the supplies.
- I switched my sheets, curtains, etc into all white to make the room more aesthetically pleasing and more relaxing (more on living seasonally in another post).
- I have put all of my textbooks out of sight. I’ll sell them or donate them at another time. For now, out of sight out of mind.
Basically, I have removed anything that reminds me of school from my life. I don’t want to be reminded at all. I recommend you do the same.
Thanks for reading!