Strain and stress 

So I’ve just started back my fourth and final year of my psychology degree, and my head is already buzzing. I have no idea what I’m doing for my maxi project (dissertation) and it’s giving me quite a massive, constant headache at the minute. Combine that with trying to plan a wedding, various church activities, and a stomach that does not behave, and you’ll find the anxious, stressed, on-edge state I seem to be permenanty in at the minute. My head is just a bit too full! 

We sang the song ‘Dear Lord and Father of Mankind’ this morning in church and I was glad to be reminded of the fourth verse, as it’s one of my favourites. The language is a bit old fashioned, but the key message is a prayer I’m definitely praying at the minute! Being the skeptic that I am, I’m not sure praying it will make any difference whatsoever, but at least the sentiment is good. And regardless, seeking out the stillness and quietness when my brain is freaking out over 15 different things always seems a good idea. 

Drop thy still dews of quietness, till all our strivings cease; Take from our souls the strain and stress, and let our ordered lives confess the beauty of thy peace.”

If I have any brain space soon I’ll get writing some more blog posts, but for now i’ll finish this short one with a picture of a penguin and some words I’m trying to remember. 

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