|My desk, this morning, messy with work.|
This afternoon is psychology and I think I will enjoy most of the course based on the course outline and first readings. I'm definitely biased towards earlier life span development though. Also, it has a test and not two reports so thank F for that. Only time will tell how I really feel about either course.
The good thing is that I feel a bit more prepared for this semester, more motivated, organised, and interested in what I am doing. If Monday is anything to go by (I have Tuesday's off), I probably won't be homicidal by the end of the week. I hope, anyway... The first week is always awful because of orientation and first years/first semeterers (that's a word; it is).
|Foggy Howick square, by the bus stop I use. I actually drive and park for free*, then catch the bus.|
In order to better cope with everything that studying brings, I've basically turned my usual routine upside down. For example, I bought some Sleep Drops (30ml, from the chemist, which was $40, so, bloody steep) last week and have been using them since Friday, and they're working (thus, worth the $). I am actually getting tired and relaxed enough to fall asleep easier and wake up feeling refreshed more than I have in months. Last night was a bit of a doozy because of the noise interruption and I got really mad/worked up, so getting off to sleep once it was quiet was a bit harder. I think if you have limited arousal prior to bed time, they work, but if you're likely to be interrupted a lot or easily aroused by stuff they might be less effective. I've also started doing other things to help me sleep better, like showering before bed as a relaxant, or having a foot soak if I shower earlier in the day (I do miss a morning 'wake-up' shower, but face washes do help). I avoid TV, internet or really stimulating books for an hour before I want to go to sleep. It's been about a week since most of this stuff was implemented and I am, thankfully, able to get to sleep between 10 and 11, and out of bed much earlier. I have to catch the bus at 7:40am three days a week, so I need to be up by 6:30, instead of 9 (or even 10). Hurrah for progress!
Until next time, xo.
P.S., I've never really posted photos of my campus before so I will try to take a few and share. Despite the irritating steep hills and chopped-up-ness, it's quite pretty.
*This stop is too far to walk to from my home without having to leave very early. There is a closer, walkable stop, but there are hills and I sweat abnormally a lot (like, seriously - I have almost gone on medication for it) so no, no thank you very much.