My weekly work load consist of 20 hours a week working on a research database and various other tech things. The rest of the time I'm reading painfully written and boring text books, researching, and writing. I swear, I think I've written about 100 pages these past few months. I've learned very little from this, and it feels mainly like busy work. In Master level courses about instructional design, this kind of saps all of my desire and fire for actually doing the work. And it stresses me out. So! How do you deal with your stress? I comment on facebook and here on gbatemp. I also like to look at techy gadgets and clean my girlfriends apartment, trying not to think my profession of choice is a joke.