Monday, 10 September 2012

Don't Panic, Just Deal With It

Hello everyone.  If you are ever bad at life, this post is for you.

Lately I have been having a bit of a tough time.  Nothing's seriously wrong, but I've been sick on-and-off for a while, I've been struggling to keep up with uni because of it, work is very taxing (boom-boom) this time of year etc.  When life is busy and stressful everything seems to go wrong, and I find myself making mistakes left right and centre.  Things slip my mind, I lose track of time, I just plain can't get round to things because I have too much to deal with, and suddenly I find that I have really messed up and created a catastrophe.

Usually in this situation I panic a lot.  I think this is because panicking enables me to put off actually dealing with things.  But the more I put it off, the more I panic.  And it doesn't go away.  What I have now learnt is that I just have to Deal With It.

Accept the situation.  Think about what might make it better.  Speak with someone who is in charge and see if they will help you out by extending a deadline or giving you another chance at something, or whatever you need them to do.  Probably they will say yes.  Remember to thank them.

Do it now! In most situations it will take less than five minutes to sort out a solution, even to a major problem, and then you can focus all your attention on carrying the plan out instead of carrying on like a pork chop.


  1. As the Queen of Chaos, i feel i can speak with some authority on this matter.
    - Self-diagnosed panic can be remedied with cake, always.
    - Have something you can come home to to hug (preferably a dog but a boyfriend will suffice).
    - Remember that drama however overwhelming equates to great material for le blog.
    - Wearing a pretty dress on the outside tempers whatever turmoil is brewing on the inside.
    :) x

  2. I understand exactly how you're feeling, Ship and I must say this blog post was just what I needed to read right now, so thank you! Also snaps for the Basil Brush reference and using the saying 'carrying on like a pork chop.'

  3. I hope you are feeling better, come back soon x