Have you ever just needed to get away? There are times when life just seems to be overwhelming and you need to take a break, have time for yourself, and get away from all the noise and distractions. That is where I am at the moment.
I am feeling a little over my head, but I have felt this way before. And there are two things that I always do to calm myself down.
First, I take a walk to my favorite spot. It’s right off campus and it is the perfect place to have some quiet time. As you walk through the woods you will reach a small clearing. In this clearing are four or five buildings that are a little rundown. The students that know about this place call them the abandoned buildings because they never see anyone using them. I was fortunate to meet the caretaker my freshman year and find out what these buildings were used for.
I go there because it is quiet and not a lot of students know about it. I can sit on the picnic tables or the grass and just be still and hear myself think, or sometimes I go there to cry. It calms me down to hear the sounds of the woods. I live in the country and I am not used to a lot of people.
After I come back to campus, I like to put on the most comfortable clothes I have and have a cup of Chamomile tea. I get my Bible and curl up on my bed and just read. I usually read the Psalms because I find them very soothing. My favorite Psalms are 13, 18, and 23. They are a great comfort to me and when I am done reading and spending time in prayer I find that I am more focused and relaxed.