I think I am entering a new extent of being busy. I've never been much of a worrier, so being busy doesn't usually stress me out. I will occasionally end up eating dinner or doing homework in the car which is not ideal, but I love all of my activities so much that I won't quit anything. I use my FitBit Alta to track my steps, miles, active minutes, weekly exercise, hourly activity, and hours of sleep - which brings me to a problem, sleep deprivation. I don't need my FitBit to tell me that I need more sleep. I can usually tell by the random slap happy attacks, twitching eye, and zoning out. I even recently fell asleep sitting upright in a chair. (That's a new one.) I found a relaxation app called Calm to help me relax and wind down. Calm has many features such as sleep stories, calming music, guided meditation, timed meditation, and more. You can even change the scenery and sounds to whatever you please. My personal favorite scenes are Thunderstorm and Under the Surface. I didn't particularly like the sleep story "Blue Gold," but loved, "The Lavender Valley." I have the free version of this app so some things are locked, but there are still a wide variety of unlocked features if you don't want to pay. It might seem like meditation is just something else to do, but it can affect your mood throughout the day and relieve stress. Like many people, what I do outside of school is just as important to me as what I do during school. I really appreciate the teachers who recognize that outside activities can be more of a learning experience than homework and busy work. Another way for me to handle not feeling overextended for me, is to enjoy what I am doing in the moment. Although I admit I can sometimes become too in the moment, like when I randomly decided to make cookies after dance class before digging out the homework. Miraculously it all got done somehow, and that brings me back to the problem of sleep deprivation... If anyone else knows any other interesting ways to wind down or relaxation apps, I would love to hear about them.