Over the past year or so I’ve managed to condition myself to react to stress by going out and working on fixing whatever is the issue.
So far today I’ve managed to hopefully clear up why my loan application to stay on my course was turned down (the bank didn’t bother reading my uni’s website!) and have had a very helpful phone call with someone from the government helpline to work it out and come up with a plan to make sure the next time I apply it goes better.
I’m feeling so much more optimistic now because I actually feel like I can stay on my course! Without that loan I can’t afford to and it had been looking like I would never get it so I’m feeling better now.
I’m still stressed about my PGCE application, a summer school workshop I’m running, and the state my room is in but I’m working on all of those over today/the next few weeks and months.
This attitude is such an improvement on my old method of just hiding from whatever is stressing me out and pretending it doesn’t exist!