By: Zoee S., Assistant Grand Editor, Eden
How many hours a day do you spend thinking about what you’re going to do? For me, I think about it every hour. I am constantly reminding myself of things I need to do daily. Many people might think this is a good thing, that I’m only planning ahead. However, most of the time it doesn’t end up that way. My daily thoughts of homework assignments, chores around the house, and Rainbow events swirl my mind. They get overwhelming and when I try to stop and take a breather I find my mind wandering again. Helpless to my own mind, I knew I needed a distraction. So, I started to read. Taking up a passion such as reading helped me temporarily lose the thoughts that were causing me stress. When I am reading I feel relaxed and in a world of my own without any worries. It’s ok to let go and distract yourself every once in a while. I even encourage you rather than going to social media pick up a book or go outside, do something you love. Find your passion, your “other world.” Let yourself drift away, free of constant thoughts. Trust me you won’t regret it. Just a friendly reminder, don’t forget even though it’s nice to get away occasionally, everyone has to return to the hurricane of thoughts eventually. Acknowledge that despite the many things you have to do, all you need to do is take it one step at a time so you don’t overwhelm yourself.