Lesson 9 – December 23: Routines and Lack Thereof

December 31, 2022

I live a life that is consistently inconsistent. I do what I need to do to get school work done, make money, keep up a social life. I do what I need to do to survive. 

That’s how I have approached most of my time in high school, but I’m tired of just surviving. We all need a bit of structure in our lives to ensure that it is our life. Sounds silly, but when I operate without a schedule I let the things that I used to do for myself slip away. I adore painting, reading and biking. When school gets overwhelming those things never seem as important as meeting a deadline or completing an assignment. I’ve realized that in those high-stress, anxiety inducing waves of seeming nonstop work that is when we need time for ourselves the most. 

I want to go into college with a schedule. Nothing military-esc, but I need to make sure to give myself time to live my life. I encourage you to do the same. We are still young, but now is the time to start doing things for ourselves. Don’t live worrying too much about deadlines, assignments, etc. I would rather look back on my life and see myself doing more for me. Going into the new year, make sure you give yourself a little time for you.

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