So I started my spring semester this week with 17 credit hours.
By the end of the week, I’m left with 14 credit hours.
Here’s the reason why I ended with 14 credit hours this week:
I had to have an honest talk with myself.
My reasoning behind taking 17 credit hours, is not because I needed to, it’s because I wanted to.
The extra class that would’ve got me “ahead” of where I should be, seems like a “win win” until you look at what it costs you.
I decided to drop the course because the cost was too much. I knew that I would be sacrificing the balance I currently have with sleep, blogging, work, self-care, etc.
I didn’t want to burden myself beyond what I could bear … especially when I know I have a choice to make.
You need to do yourself the favor of being honest with yourself about your capabilities so they don’t get in the way of your balance.
Yes you can try to adjust but sometimes it just doesn’t work out.
It’s super easy to bombard yourself with an overwhelming amount of responsibilites you don’t need at a specific time.
Trust me, I know. I do this to myself A LOT.
I’m someone who loves to keep herself busy because I hate when I know I’m not being productive.
Buttttt, I learned over time that I have to keep in mind that I am responsible for nurturing myself.
The main concern I had was being able to get enough sleep, workout regularly, get good grades, and still keep up with blog content. That’s a challenge I don’t need at the moment.
You have the power to prevent certain burdens from reaching you. Burdens are powerful enough to make you sacrifice your self-care. NEVER SACRIFICE SELF-CARE.
One of the essential steps to proper self-care is to be able to find that balance you need in order to be productive while still being physically, mentally, and emotionally satisfied with yourself. It seems hard but it’s actually doable.
I want you to keep this in mind:
Again, I’m NOT saying to limit your potential but it’s essential to learn who you are by understanding how much you can take on. Also, you should always anticipate how you would handle the specific challenge before the challenge arises. Doing this could help you determine if you can or can’t do it at the time.
It’s easy to get distracted by thinking about the outcomes of taking on these challenges rather than acknowledging the steps we must take in order to get those outcomes we wish.
I was so caught up in the excitement of being “ahead,” I didn’t anticipate all that would be impacted with this specific challenge.
I’m very proud of the fact that I gave myself a real talk about what I’m capable of this semester. I came to my senses and realized that I am doing enough so alhamduliah.
Dear Readers & Listeners,
Get to know yourself so that you can help yourself. You’ll be set. I promise 🙂
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