Spring break is coming to a close but the days that have past have not been invaluable. In going away for a few days and being home for some, it has allowed me to realize something. I am not stressed anymore. Although my undesirable outbreak of psoriasis says otherwise, I have been really relaxed and calm. And I know what you are probably thinking, well duh its break no shit, of course you shouldn’t be stressed, but you must clearly not know me. My perfectionist personality and my overpowering anxiety, doesn’t make it too easy for me to give myself a break from time to time. I haven’t really been up to much the last 6 days, besides the trip to Savannah. We went to the beach a few times and explored the city, as well as ate great food. So that was all good. But in coming home I have really just been chilling, and binge watching a lot of shows. But in this new tranquility I have been a little worried. What if I will always be stressed during school, or when I have lots to do and things on my mind. I mean, what if the only way to relax and rejuvenate is to completely get away from everything like school (which I have been doing because it's break)… With some thinking, I found a solution for my own problem, meditating! I tried it last summer but I never really got into it, until last night. I went on itunes and bought a guided meditation, without even listening to it. I choose the one with the highest rating so I didn't doubt the quality. In this quick 8 minute audio I was able to focus solely on my breathing and escape from my surroundings. The feeling during meditation is as if you have been transported and the world around you has disappeared. In opening my eyes and mentally going back to reality I seriously felt this wave of joy and pleasure. I was happy and calm and I wasn’t worried about what other people were doing at that very moment, I was focused on my life and my own well being. So basically over spring break I learned how to mediate... riveting right!?