July was full of stress for me, how about you?  I had a speech to give at the end of the month, so I spent most of the time worrying, not preparing.  Also, I was worried about the resurgence of Covid 19 throughout Japan and the world, add to that some family issues.  It made for a very stressful month.  I finally finished the speech on the 25th, and my classes are on Summer schedule now, I can finally RELAX!

Here are a few phrases about stress.

  1. I’m at the end of my rope!

  2. I’m at my wits end.

  3. I’m coming apart at the seams.

  4. I’ve had a lot on my plate recently.

  5. I’ve been tearing my hair out.Tearing My Hair Out! – Fountain's Thoughts

Last Saturday, I was able to get out to Oga for the first time this season.  It was HARD, but really relaxing and refreshing.  Here are a few pictures.

So, here are 5 phrases about relaxing.

  1. I was tired, so I just chilled out on Sunday.

  2. Why don’t you let your hair down.

  3. No Kanto Festival this year, so I’ll just take it easy.

  4. I’m going to need some time to unwind after July.

  5. Put your feet up and take a break.

I hope you all have some time to relax, and enjoy a stress free August.  On that note, I will be taking a break (again) from my “Mark’s Phrase”  updates.   I’ll be back in September, I promise!