It’s seriously important to make some time for yourself. Don’t count the time you spend planning your day or “relaxing” by getting your daily schedule down to a precise minute by minute plan.
That is what I was planning on doing this morning. This new semester of less classes is almost stressing me out more than last semester when I was taking almost the maximum amount of classes, working, and was involved in extracurriculars.
So, this morning I was planning on sitting down at my laptop, opening an excel spreadsheet and figuring out my life. However, this feeling of constantly being tired has almost consumed me. I’m starting to go to bed earlier, which should fix the problem, but with today ahead of me, my alarm went off at it’s usual 8:15 am. It’s not that I am going to bed super late, it’s that I lay there and can’t sleep. Stress, am I right?
Anyways, I woke up and quickly got dressed. I thought about it and realized, I don’t want to spend this time I have this morning planning and scheduling. Book-bag ready to go, I left my building and headed to the library. I told myself, instead of planning for the week I would spend my time this morning blogging and drinking a nice hot soy caramel macchiato from Starbucks.
I have only been sitting here actually relaxing for maybe 20 minutes and I feel tons better. Maybe it is the caffeine kicking in or maybe it is because of the fact that I am doing what I love. Either way, I am glad that I chose this morning to spend some time on me. I thought that planning ahead and creating schedules so future me could relax would be the best thing I could do. Now, I realize that taking time now to relax will help in the long run. I’ll have time later today to stress about homework and spreadsheets. Now is the only moment I get to live now. Wherever you are, be there.