Personal Reflection

You Don’t Have To Do Everything

I often need to remind myself that I don’t have to do everything. Besides, I only have 24 hours in a day like everyone else.

There’s only so much I can do. Too bad I’m super stubborn. Even during the school year, I still try to do what I did over the summer.

I’m doing my best, and that’s all I can do. I strive for balance. It’s tough though. But I like my lifestyle. I have what I need. Hopefully, I can sustain my way of life for a long time.

As much as I love the idea of daily habits, I can’t do all of them some days. Which is why I should prioritize. Depending on the circumstances, I might put one thing before another.

I also can’t wait to graduate. Most likely, I will find work afterwards. Maybe in the future, I’ll return to university, but as of right now, I’m ready to begin my career.

I’ve done a lot in school. I want to do a lot in the real world too.

I have no idea what I’ll be doing in a few months. Or where I’ll be for that matter.

One day, I hope to look back and think my hard work paid off. Until then I’ll tell myself I don’t have to do everything. It’s okay to focus on a few things at a time.

Productivity

Some Important Things To Remember About Habits

It’s OK if you miss a day. You don’t have to do everything every day.

Start small. One hour might be too much, but ten minutes is more realistic. Don’t try to do too much right away.

Consistency is crucial. Forget about the results or numbers. Putting in a little bit of work every day beats doing a whole lot once in a blue moon. Your progress adds up.

Adapt accordingly. You’re allowed to change your habits.

Keep a diary or journal where you can jot down your habits. That way, you’re able to look back and see what you accomplished.

Simplify. If you’re over complicating the process, you’re less likely to do the habit. Make it easier on yourself to do the things you want to do.

Prioritize your habits. Not every habit is equal. So when you’re having an especially busy day, know what to put first and what can wait.

You can try to kill two birds with one stone. Be careful you aren’t dividing your attention though.

Find a balance. You don’t have to turn all your hobbies into habits. Sometimes, you’re better off having some flexibility.

Push yourself but never to the point of pain.

Daily habits shouldn’t hold you back from trying new things. No matter what, life will happen to you whether you like it or not. So live every day.

Productivity

How I Prioritize And Time Manage

I don’t. But I try my best.

For me, I prioritize what’s urgent. I also prioritize what’s important. Well, I attempt to anyway.

Obviously, I care about my own health and happiness. Anything that contributes to either is a priority.

I like fun too. Because all work and no play would make me a dull girl.

Sometimes I don’t want to think. Instead, I let myself relax and recharge.

I manage my time because I want enough hours to do some of the things I enjoy. But making time isn’t always easy.

Personal Reflection

A Much Needed Self Care PSA

Any day is a good day for a self care public service announcement. I know I’ve talked about taking care of yourself in the past, but I’m talking about it again because I’m a broken record.

I don’t care what season it is (baseball or winter). Remember to prioritize your needs, whatever they may be.

Say no if you need to. Fun fact that isn’t fun but it is a fact: I said no to prom. If I can, you certainly can.

Don’t forget to eat and exercise. Do the things you want. Read a book. Listen to music. Make time for your hobbies, interests.

Let’s also talk about drinking and driving. To be honest, I do not enjoy either one individually.

That being said, if you ever feel pressured to drink and you hate it as much as I do, put your foot down. This is your body. You know yourself best. Do what you want, not what someone else wants.

Don’t feel up to drive? Then don’t force the issue. Take a bus, a cab. Call a friend or family member. Listen to your gut. It knows what’s up.

Self care isn’t just about luxury either. You don’t need to go to a spa or a saloon. You can take a bath or do your nails at home.

Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference like going to the gym in the morning, going to bed earlier at night, etc.

I hope you treat yourself well in 2018. Don’t forget you have one life. One body, one heart.

You may be busy with work or school or a number of other obligations, but you’re not too busy to care about yourself and look after your health.

Blogging · School

The Priority Problem

Is it bad that my priorities are out of whack?

For one, dancing and blogging are more important to me than school and homework.

I know. I know. I know.

I’ve had people tell me school should come first.

Blah, blah, blah.

But as much as I try to change my ways, I can’t help it.

I dance, check my email, and blog before I open my bag, take out my binders, and start doing whatever my teachers assigned.

This doesn’t mean I’m failing or not doing well. Actually it’s quite the opposite.

Maybe that’s why I refuse to re-evaluate my priorities.

Personal Reflection

A Lesson I Should Have Learned A Long Time Ago But Didn’t

I can’t be in two places at once.

There is only so much I can do in one day.

There is only so much a girl can accomplish in 24 hours. That is, without compensating the quality or the integrity of said project, relationship, etc.

So if I have to sacrifice something or someone, I am deeply sorry. But I have to do what I have to do.

And call me selfish, but I need to put my own needs first and foremost.

With that being said, I advise those truly altruistic people to try it sometime.

Know when to be selfish. And know when to be unselfish.

Writing

Making Time to Write

A newspaper article recently said that people today, yes this generation, on average will have only one hour and forty minutes of leisure time in a day. So to all the people out there who complain that they don’t have enough time to write, I hear you. So here’s another list (I’m not sure why but I like lists) about making time to write every single day. Here’s to putting an end to all those excuses.

  1. Wake up earlier to write. *Insert moans and groans from individuals who are not morning people*
  2. Or if you don’t like that option you can stay up later to write. This does not mean deprive yourself of sleep just to finish that manuscript; it simply means you just get less sleep.
  3. Well if those don’t seem favourable then learn to prioritize well. Write instead of watching television or going out to the movies with your friends. Despite what you may think, the world won’t end if you miss an episode of your favourite TV show. Also, you can be a better friend next month or next year or even a decade later.
  4. Write anywhere and everywhere throughout the day. On the bus to work or school, on your commute home, standing in line for concert tickets, during your lunch break while you’re eating you can simultaneously be writing, you get the idea by now.
  5. Last but not least, if you really love writing so much you’ll make time to write regardless of how hectic your schedule may be. Just force yourself to sit in that comfortable chair and write for as long as you can.