Taking time for yourself

I haven’t blogged in a few weeks, and am feeling ready to ease back into it. I’ve been majorly busy with uni at the moment, the last semester of the final year is definitely the most intense. Trying to juggle my uni work, lectures, netball, assignments and deadlines has been pretty hectic, and unfortunately, my blogging has suffered. And this weekend I was hit with sinusitis, which is the moment I finally realised, I need to take some time for myself to recharge.

Life is always full of ups and downs, and can often be very full on, and mine very much feels like this at the moment. I’ve got lots of deadlines looming, and my dissertation trundling along nicely now. But I’m currently sat in my bed for the 3rd day in a row, still in my pyjamas, with a tissue mountain slowly increasing in size. I don’t get poorly very often, so when I do, my body is usually trying to tell me something, and this time it’s telling me to just calm down a bit and take everything in its stride, rather than stressing over everything… I’ve always been a worrier. This weekend I had planned to spend it working in the library on an upcoming poster presentation and listening to the recordings for my dissertation, but obviously, that hasn’t happened.

So I’ve taken the weekend for myself, mainly because my sinusitis has made me want to sleep for 18 hours a day. But mentally, I feel refreshed and ready to get back to work. So I wanted to use my first post back from a little break to remind you, that taking breaks away from life’s stresses are so important before your body forces you to like mine has this weekend. It could be as simple as having a day out with your partner/friends, or maybe having a lazy day in bed watching films. Whatever you want to do, that takes your mind off whatever it is that has been worrying you. We often get caught up in our own worlds and forget to take some TLC for ourselves. So I’m here to remind you.

So take some time for yourself, go for a walk in the woods, spend the day on the sofa with your favourite film, or just simply have a bubble bath. We all need to take time out, in order to stay fully charged, don’t let yourself get to the last 20% red section. 

 

Love Jaz x

2 thoughts on “Taking time for yourself

  1. Completely agree, I wasn’t prepared for how stressful this stage of uni would be! That’s why I started my blog last week, because I realised I needed something to escape to. Well done for taking a well earned break (I know how hard it is to tear yourself away when you’ve got so much work to do) but its totally necessary! Hope you feel lots better soon 🙂 x

    1. Yes I find my blog is a great outlet for stress! It is so hard to break away from
      Work but sometimes it’s so necessary! Thank you! X

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