So far school has been good but I can tell that the stress of it all is going to slowly creep up on me. I have been trying as hard as I can to take one day at a time but that is kind of hard when you are staring at 5 different syllabi with the due dates of assignments and exams posted on them. (Was that a run-on sentence? I think so.)
There have been a couple things I have been doing this past week that have been keeping my soul sane amidst all the craziness. I think doing things that make you happy and make you feel good are extremely important. There are so many times, especially in school, where I become extremely hard on myself. I am somewhat of a perfectionist so when I mess up on something I typically feel pretty bad about myself. I have also struggled a lot with depression in the past so finding things that make me feel good is something I have been really trying to incorporate into my life more.
- Quiet Time.
I have addressed this topic multiple times on my blog but Quiet Time is something that I find to be extremely important not only for you but for your relationship with God. Even if you are not a Christian, finding time to be alone with your thoughts/feelings and whatever you believe in is very refreshing for your soul.
This blog has brought me so much happiness ever since I started it. There have been plenty of times when I get frustrated or embarrassed by what people say about my blog but it is something I am trying to look past. I think you should find something you are incredibly passionate about without caring what others may think. This blog does that for me! I love reading blogs, writing on mine, and so far my blog has brought me some new and exciting projects that are coming up! The point is: find something you love to do and do it!
It was not until recently that I discovered how much I LOVE podcasts. I have been really into Bulletproof Radio and The Balanced Blonde. Bulletproof has A TON of nutritional information that I feel like my brain is literally going to burst from all the info! The Balanced Blonde is just simply pure and up-lifting. Every time I finish one of her podcasts I am instantly in a better mood. Jordan, the one who hosts/started the podcast is so wonderful!
4. Kombucha and Coffee
Silly but true. Kombucha and coffee make me incredibly happy. I know it isn’t wise to spend every dollar on kombucha and coffee but hey, kombucha is good for my mood and gut and coffee is like a hug in a mug. Right? Right.
5. Quality time with my man and my fam.
Spend time with the ones you love! This is not anything new but I think it is pretty important. Loved ones have a way of making everything in the world seem right and okay. Barrett and my family know me very well so anytime I have something going on whether it is stressful or exciting, they are there for me.
Do things that make YOUR soul sane! Take one day at a time and take some time for yourself each day.