Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Slowing Things Down

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If I'm being honest, the first few weeks back at school have been completely insane. This year I'm only taking 13 hours of classes, but I'm working two jobs and trying to get involved with my sorority and various other clubs plus trying to keep up with consistently posting and growing the blog. It's been a lot and this past week I learned that I need to slow it down a bit. I remember sitting on the quad Wednesday afternoon after finishing a day of class, enjoying my short break before heading to work and thinking that I'm just so tired. I remember simply feeling like I had nothing left to give. It was a horrible feeling because I knew I still had to make it through a 4-hour shift as a peppy employee, a nighttime study session as a diligent student, and hopefully get something up on my blog and Instagram as well. It was too much and I knew I needed to change something.

It was clear to me what area I needed to cut back on, my job. I'm not in a situation where I could get rid of my job entirely because I need to make money to support myself at school but I could definitely cut back on my hours. Not having to work quite so many nights would free up so much time for me but also allow for me to focus on my studies. It's only been a few days, but I can already tell that it is doing a world of good. I feel happier, I feel more positive. I have more time to do what is best for me. 

It's really great to be busy and to be involved, but you can get to a point where it becomes too much. You have to make sure that you are never sacrificing your mental or physical health. Make time to do the things you care about most and that are important to you. Sometimes it's okay to take the back seat with certain things so you don't have to sacrifice other things that you care about. I thought I could handle it all, I thought I could write it all out in my cute little planner and everything would be okay, but I learned that it isn't always that easy. Sometimes life requires sacrifice and sometimes life requires choices. It's okay to want a break, it's okay to want time to hang out with friends. Life passes by way too quickly and you deserve to be all there. 

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