It has been an insane period and it's not over yet. I was asked to come and have some lectures earlier than supposed because they didn't have any teacher for my coming classes. I asked for permission to get leave of abscense at work to go teaching and got it. So I work at my old work a little more than half time, work as a teacher in math and technology half time and study half time. That means the woken hours evolve around work and studies only. There will be no time for social stuff for a while.
To calm down I light candles even at daytime. There's a lavender scented tea light in the glass and drying flower seeds on the counter and a few drying small onions. A candle and seed place.
To avoid noises (kids, tv, buzzing, tinnitus) I listen to background sounds like this playlist.
Or if I'm in for another mood
I can't listen to voices while reading therefore these kind of sounds are perfect and calming.
We have a lovely autumn and I try to look up and enjoy the colours and falling leaves. I hope everything will be settled when next year arrives.
The last dragonfly of the year, saved from a cobweb. It look a bit ragged.