I mentioned I am starting a crazy week with school and work.
For the past couple of years, these weeks have looked something like this:
I throw myself into my tasks, only breaking for food and sleep. I don’t make phone calls, I don’t read much other than school-related stuff, I say hi to my friends but only chat for a few minutes…you get me. Another thing I don’t do a lot of is feeling good about myself. Yep, these times tend to wear down on my self-esteem.
This week has been better. Even though I have a lot to do, I’ve been staying mindful that work on the self is just as important. Even if it’s only for five minutes, I make sure to sit at least once a day (yes, I successfully created a sound-proof sitting area in my bedroom!). I’ve also been journaling a lot, which feels great and doesn’t take up as much time as you’d think.
In addition, I think I’m really getting a handle on my school stress (which you can read about here). My “plan” has been working, which is increasing my confidence and battling that pesky low self-esteem.
Meal planning this week has been helpful too. I didn’t have to think about lunch yesterday because I already knew what I was having. I really have my freezer to the thank on this one though.
Chili con carne (the last bit!) and cornbread.
Do you think work on the self is just as important as work on your job/school/relationships? Are you able to put yourself first? I struggle with thinking that I am doing something “selfish” by taking time to work on me. However, recently I’ve realized that this kind of work is actually harder than some of the stuff I do for school. Perhaps it’s not only the idea that I’m being selfish that has held me back from doing, but trepidation of how hard self work can be. Well, I can now attest that it is worth the effort.
Have a spectacular Tuesday my friends!
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