Do you ever feel like you’re just going through the motions? I’ve found myself doing that lately—waking up, working, going to class, reading, going to bed. I feel like my gratitude and my love for life has fallen by the wayside. It’s not that I don’t appreciate what I’ve been given. It’s just that life feels so rushed right now that I don’t even have time to sniff a rose, let alone smell them.
Can you relate?
The days just go by so quickly. I haven’t even had time to write! I feel like it can be so hard to find balance juggling it all. It can be an unnerving feeling. It certainly doesn’t help when you’re a people pleaser, either. But rather than stress about stress, what are ways we can still make time to enjoy our lives, even when we’re crunched for time?
I think prioritizing our time is the key solution. I start with to-do lists and even if I don’t get through half of the goals on my list, it keeps me on track. Planning your day will help you prevent additional stress—because when you’re already busy, that’s the last thing you need.
And perhaps more than you give it credit for, it’s so important to SLEEP. I know if I don’t try and get 8 hours, I crash. It’s different for everyone but you need to rest. You may try and stay up late to catch up but chances are you’ll feel even more behind when you cut the zzz’s.
When you do have time to relax, treasure it. However, it’s just as important that you don’t resent the time that you’re busy. There are benefits to both if you choose to see it that way and too much of either causes problems. It’s amazing how quickly we get bored when we have too much free time but we all know what it’s like to feel overworked—that’s an even worse feeling. Try your best to stay in balance.
Here’s to enjoying the weekend—whether you have nothing to do or everything to do. This time, I’m the latter.
The Sunny Girl, Lauren Cook
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