2 jobs. Studying at 150%. And then suddenly, only one job. There’s plenty of time to relax, or to do something fun. But, the brain is groggy and the body just wants to sleep for a year at least. Any simple task (like writing an e-mail) turns into an enormous obstacle. Emotions run wild. I can handle a lot of stress while it’s happening, but as soon as it gets easier, or disappears, I feel like having been crushed by a train. A monster train.
Today is the fourth day of my “holiday” – uni starts again in a week or so – and today is the first day at work that I’m not freezing and yawning and being generally miserable.
Maybe the solution is to ALWAYS keep oneself occupied – that way there will be no post-stress phase.
How do you cope with stress?