Anatomy has highs and lows.
“I’ve got this” days and “Oh crap, I know nothing” days.
Today was an, “I know nothing day.” I feel totally defeated.
We had a tough dissection this morning. We’re on our third week of the class with an exam coming up on Monday, which means the material is just piling on and we’re reaching a breaking point. We keep learning more and more each day, and we’re still trying to figure out all the stuff we learned before. There are SO many resources to learn from, just not enough time to use them all.
Some days I have so much fun and feel like I’ve got in under control. Finding a teeny nerve between two muscles, successfully probing through fascia to reveal perfectly intact ligaments…these are the nerdy things I get excited about these days.
But then there are the overwhelming days when it just seems impossible.
So what do you do?
I went to the gym after class to work out some stress and clear my mind. Then I came home for a shower, a snack, and to write this post. Writing is a huge stress reliever for me. And now with my mind fresh I will start a long night of studying.
I’m going to go through things methodically, making sure I really understand each area before moving on. I know I can’t learn everything, so I want to make sure I am 100% confident on the things I do have time to cover.
(This recipe except sub quinoa and add yellow squash. THE BEST.)
I have accepted that I’m going to be sleep deprived and highly caffeinated for the next few days, but I am going to make sure I still keep self-care somewhere in the mix — a walk, a yoga class and some nutritious food can make a huge difference.
- How do you take care of yourself during a stressful time?