I see my dealing with busy season issues as derivative exercises in presence and mindfulness—being present wherever you are and listening to what your body is telling you. By focusing your energy on what you can do to make progress forward, rather than worrying about the past (which you can’t do anything about), you can put your energy to good use in helping you to reach your goals.
I journaled to vent out both my frustrations and those that others had shared with me, so that I wouldn’t hold them inside and have risk of them suddenly lashing out if triggered. I also meditated regularly so that I could figure out how I was feeling, recognize both the productive and non-productive thoughts, and figure out what I needed to let go of (possibly by journaling) and what I needed to do to help move toward a resolution. Continue reading