LOADING...LIFE IN PROGRESS

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After eleven months spent non-stop attending University.

Working the whole duration of going to school.

And attempting to maintain a nearly 4.0 GPA...this is girl right here is finally feeling the effects of all these things and it is not fun. 

I noticed that I haven't posted on this blog in a couple of weeks and as well that my last vlog was a month ago which made me feel like I am kind of slacking off when it comes to this blog which is something I do not want to do. So instead I wanted to channel this exhaustion I am feeling after pushing myself for so long, living life, and dealing with the bumps in the road that life can give you and turn it into a long over due "Tralala Tuesday" style post. 

I think everyone can relate to the feeling of restlessness, especially when you are used to doing something all the time and forcing yourself to have a quiet moment feels nearly impossible. In fact I am sure most people feel like this, especially with the lives we lead now and the society we dwell in. Everyone is overworked, under slept and dealing with some kind of personal stresses while dealing with a bundle of other things on top of work, lack of sleep and personal problems. This kind of life style keeps the mind going and the body tense, which is a horrible combination for relaxing, mainly because your mind is telling you that you should still be doing something and your body cannot stay still because it is, weirdly, become unnatural for a lot of people to relax and stay still.

Myself included.

I have always had a tendency to do a lot of things at once and put all my energy into it and when I would have a day off, I wouldn't know what to do with myself so I would get irate and testy. All because I couldn't find a way to have a quiet moment. Right now my life is no different, after studying and working hard at school for nearly a year straight along with working at the same time, not to mention life itself, I have been finding it near impossible to just "be". I will sit down to read and get up ten minutes later to do something else because I feel lazy doing "nothing productive". I personally feel this is something many of us are honed to think, that if your not doing something productive it is a waste of your time. That precious limited time you have on this planet, which is such a silly notion because not all of life is based around your success or productivity.

Yet, often it ends up being that way. Which is unfortunate.

Having a moment of relaxation, quiet and peace is not a waste of time, in fact if anything it will help you do more in the long run because you are rested and your mind/body gets a moment to catch up and make sense of the world around it. I feel like a silly hypocrite writing this since I am doing this myself, not letting myself rest, but at the same time I know it is important and that other people can relate to this frustration. It is so important to do things that give you peace and quiet, but I suppose in the end it is important to allow yourself to do it and no reprimand yourself afterwards for doing it.

So lets all do this together. Lets just give ourselves some quiet moments throughout the day from now on and allow ourselves to sleep at a decent time. Life is too short to be living it constantly at high alert just for the sake of something as fleeting at productivity.

xoxo and good night

Nicola


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3 comments

  1. I've been feeling the exact same way, Nicola. I'm also working and putting myself through school at the same time. I berate myself when my blog falls by the wayside because it's something I truly love. With so much to do, it can be so difficult to give ourselves permission to relax. This was a much needed reminder to plan for and follow through with some down time. Perfectionists are human too, even though we'd rather not admit it. Thanks for the post!

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    1. Hey Rachel :) I am really glad you enjoyed my post and that this was a helpful reminder to you. I feel like so many people can relate to this and I figured I should share how I am feeling about it in the moment.

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  2. I'm not particularly the best at relaxing in any capacity. If anything, it's something I really need to work on myself. I don't have the best work-life balance as it is, but it's something I'm working on. Good to see it's not just a thought that's crossed my mind.

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