He** yeah , I can totally relate to that one!
Instead of turning myself inside out trying to do things I leave them , go do something relaxing...have a bath or whatever then come back to it......this obviously takes a bit of planning rather than leaving it til the last minute then getting totally stressed because you know you have to do it tonight even though you can't do it. Plan to do some as soon as you get it home so you can start to assess how much time your going to need to spend on it and how difficult it's going to be to get your head around - that way you will be able to give yourself time to do it in (planning in some aaaaaarrrrrrggggg!!!! I can't do this , time).
Have you talked to an on site doc/nurse/counsellor about how difficult you find your coursework sometimes , they might be able to arrange something for you.
Do you have any therapy , counselling - I know your against meds but therapy can help.
Take care ,
I am in my last year of college and I work part time as well. I definitely think that school can be very stressful, and balancing work on top of that is hard. I notice that I get anxious when I have a lot of school work to do. It is helpful just to do one chunk of it at a time, and gradually work away at it. Instead of thinking about the whole 20 pages, just concentrate on one part. Get on the computer and just see what you can get done. I think that sometimes my anxiety about doing something is actually worse than doing it. It also helps to exercise, and do stress release activities.
Hi again - to answer your question....I have a job in the souvenir industry , we make things for places like stone henge , buckingham palace , assorted castles etc.... I have a 5 & a half year old (which I call a job , and most parents would agree ) I do this (modding) each day....although when I'm depressed I let things slip a bit sometimes I would like to take some further education in a few areas but I want to get some meds & counselling sorted first (been waiting since October ).
Look after yourself,