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It's a de-stressing linky party! Join in!

I spent most of the day cuddled up on my sofa under a blanket sipping hot chocolate while I read 100+ pages of a not so exciting wonderful book for one of my grad classes. Then I had to compose a 2 page response.

I'm not gonna lie--- these grad classes are overwhelming! Hence my too long absence from my blog. The good news is I'm on the accelerated track, so I'll be done soon. (After 4 last summer, 2 first semester, and 3 this semester...I'll be ready!!). I only have 1 to take this summer, and then I'm done!

So, my question, bloggy friends......
Do you have suggestions for getting through the overload of grad classes, teaching, & taking care of family?
Do you have any tricks that helped you relieve the stress?
Link up and share your de-stressing tips! Or comment below to share if you don't have a blog.
Looking forward to learning lots of great ideas!!


  1. Little Debbie Cakes!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm taking my last class right now, and although 90% of the work was done last semester, I'm procrastinating this semester!!! I need to get my behind in gear! Good luck to you! :)

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn

  2. Caffeine!!!

    I'm taking my last class for my Rank 1 Certification right now. In Kentucky, this certification is 30+ hours past your Master's so I am WORN OUT! But after this last class and teaching a 10-day practicum this summer, you can stick-a-fork-in-me-I'm-done. :o) Good luck ladies!

    Jamie at 2nd Grade Stuff

  3. I'm in the same boat as you :( Taking two classes and working. It's taking over my life!
    It's very difficult to de-stress. I like to read every night because it clears my thoughts.

    I'm your newest follower :)

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  4. I am currently taking two doctoral classes this semesters and it is very stressful. I have like five assignments due by Monday at 4 and hope I can get finished. It is extremely hard to manage family, work, and school but it is totally doable. I work hard during my planning time. Try to complete as much as I can before 4:30-5 and then leave school and come home to distress. I spend a lot a time planning on Sundays so that I can get ready for two weeks. Fridays I stay a little bit longer and get whatever copies I need without waiting at the printer after others. Sunday is also a time for homework. Since I got to class on Mon and Tuesday, the rest of the week I focus on school and family. I hope some of this helps.