Merh.

I don’t know about you, but I am struggling to get through this week. Each day seems to drag on and I have been having more trouble concentrating than usual. Typically, I make a to-do list each morning and tackle almost everything on it by the day’s end. Each item crossed off relieves a bit of stress, and thus there is a cycle of positive re-enforcement. Do my shย stuff, feel better, do more of my stuff, relax and enjoy. Now, I am just kind of physically stammering, not really doing anything. I need to get down to business though, because my calculus final is on Friday, and then the first summer session will be over! Immediately following that, Chelsea, Kristi, and I are moving into our new house this weekend, and then on Monday, summer session two begins. Blech. I am taking Bio Sci 101, which is Genes and Genetics. Since it is supposed to be a fairly difficult course, I am going to take that and nothing else. Hopefully it will be a fair workload and I will be able to enjoy my weeks as much, or more, as I have been these last 5 or so weeks.

Since this week has been full of studying, procrastinating, my internship, and class, the sad truth is that the highlight of my day yesterday was lunch. But it isn’t quite so sad when you consider how awesome it was…

Feta salmon sliders with a yogurt mint sauce

Recipe: Serves 1

3 tbsp greek yogurt

1 tbsp chopped mint

1 tbsp feta, crumbled

1 whole wheat mini bagel

1 salmon burger (you can make your own with my recipe or just buy frozen patties!)

tomato slices

onion slices

Directions – Prepare the salmon burger as directed. Then, toast a whole wheat mini bagel. While it is toasting, prepare the sauce by combining the greek yogurt, mint, and feta in a dish and mashing it all together. Cut the salmon burger into two circular patties and place each one on top of a bagel half. Top with the yogurt sauce, extra feta, slivers of onion, a tomato slice, and a dash of salt. Serve with a side of zucchini feta salad. Enjoy!

Benefits:

Salmon * Salmon has one of the highest concentrations of omega 3 fatty acids! Studies show that eating omega 3 rich fish just twice a week can lower blood triglycerides. Salmon is also rich in tryptophan, vitamin D, protein, B vitamins, and selenium!

Tomato * Contains the antioxidant lycopene, which has been found to protect against breast, colorectal, lung, endometrial, prostate, and pancreatic cancer!

Onion * Lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and also have antioxidants.

Questions: How is your week going? And recommendations for getting my focus back?ย 

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9 thoughts on “Merh.

  1. Food is always the highlight of my day. So I try not to think of it as sad, though it probably is! Sorry your week has been sluggish, but at least it’s already hump day!

    those sliders sound so delicious, especially with that yummy sauce on top!

  2. Awwww ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Sorry to hear you are having a bad week ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Just take each day at a time, and try to find the positives in everything…..because you only get to live each day once!

  3. I don’t know what to say, because I need some tips too!! I’m currently taking Bio12 Summer School (finishing one course in 5 weeks) – although it is nothing compared to the level of studies that you’re doing, I’m so stressed out!!! Honestly, reading some blogs and chilling while watching some TV is the only way I could give some break to myself. And of course, delicious food and positive thinking is also my priority.

  4. Read for pleasure (if you’re into that) or go see a movie! I find that if I break up school work with things I actually want to do, I have more energy to get back into it. Like the light at the end of the tunnel, you know?! Also, make more of those burgers! Delish ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Oh Lauren! I know this feeling. You have a lot going on so it wouldn’t be surprising if maybe you’re just feeling burned out right now! Try to relax (take a yoga class, or do a free on online!), take a long walk by yourself, remember that this week is temporary…a time to get you to the next step, and I have a feeling you’ll be back on track ASAP! At least you’re keeping yourself nourished. ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

  6. Listening to music or taking a nap always helps me clear my head. Although lately I’ve just been sitting in the sun for a bit and reading a novel!

    Wishing you all the best for your finals & the next summer course your about to begin!

  7. love the idea of salmon sliders!

    i think a great way to re-focus is just to put yourself into a new environment; go to a coffee shop to study or a library you’ve never been to. like i told you, whenever i needed a breather at school or really had to crank out an essay, i would take a daytrip somewhere and work there! i also like reading inspirational quotes and such – cheesy, but it works =) good luck with everything girl! i hope things dont get TOO busy because i’d like to hang out with you at least once more before i go back to school!

  8. Oh. My. GOODness! Wow, this looks so great! Of course… right up my foodie ally… but you already knew that.

    So, when I’m lost for concentration or motivation or whatever, I pack up all my stuff (usually computer or book) and park myself at a coffee shop (where I don’t know anyone) and sit. It works well for me. You’ll find your groove soon. Promise!

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