How I Cope

How I Cope - student project

 

As I thought of telling my story, I realised that it's the small moments in how I respond to life's stressors that make up who I am and who I want to be. 


How I Cope - image 1 - student project

I think this captures that it's the simple things that currently bring me a sense of calm. Making hot drinks, feeling warm and cozy, and watching my plants grow all bring me a quiet sense of joy. 

 

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How I Cope - image 2 - student project

This one is a reflection of where I've spent most of my time during quarantine. As a student, I need to spend a lot of time studying, yet I've really been struggling with motivation. The notebook pictured is my bullet journal, which has been keeping me sane by keeping me organised and giving me a space to lay out my jumbled-thoughts. 

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How I Cope - image 3 - student project

I had a lot of fun taking this picture! It's a photo of my front windshield from the inside of my car, taken by having my camera sit on my car dashboard and pointing up at my reflection on the glass. I then flipped the photo so that it's upright. 

I chose to take this because my drive home at night after finishing work brings me a lot of joy. I blast whatever music I'm in the mood for and let the pent up stress from work come out in the form of me singing and moving with the music. Or if I'm in a more quiet mood, as shown here, I like to drive to the beach and just sit in the dark while listening to the sound of waves crashing down on the beach. 

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These photos were taken on my iPhone SE (2020). The top two were edited in lightroom and the bottom one I left unedited as I really liked how it came out.