The truth is, as frustrated as I may getting doing math homework or as overwhelmed as I get planning a trip, I love doing those things. I love having an overbooked life. I feel grateful to have so many things to be a part of. I truly think this is a habit not everyone acquires. It's those people who want to give even the tiniest piece of themselves in absolutely everything who create this habit. I remember how excited I was to just get home and nap when I got out school. Then I got to college and I only had class for 3 hours Tuesdays and Thursdays. So what about every other day? Was I supposed to nap all day? How am I supposed to get frustrated doing that? What is going to go wrong and need my fixing? I had to remake the schedule I was once tired of and now longing for. It was almost exciting to realize this new task. It was like I had a redo opportunity to choose my electives all over again. I wasn't committed to anything. There was no one to let down. Nothing to return to. So, what are some things to take into account when you're given the chance to remake your schedule?
1. Forget all the things you've been doing and absolutely hate.
Are you so over take three hours of ballet? Are you so over baseball tournaments every weekend? It's not called quitting. You're still going to dance around your room to the piano songs that were drilled into your head during ballet barre. And you're still going to join every club baseball team on your free time. But, you're not going to feel committed anymore. You'll be releasing a lot of needless frustration in order to make room for good frustration on new hobbies. There's nothing wrong with changing up the game.
2. Before you start taking up all the fun hobbies. Think of hobbies your future self might thank you for when you look at your paycheck?
Yes you take all the necessary coursework to get your degree, but so does everyone else! With all the competition in the world you constantly have to be asking yourself what is so great about you over someone else? Take time to learn even more than what your college says you need. Volunteer to be an assistant for someone in your field who might need a helping hand. Take the workshops. Listen in on the career talks. These things will give you incomparable experience because you will mostly probably fail but at least you'll learn before anyone else does.
3. Now, your health hobbies.
Has your doctor been talking to you about exercise forever? Is your therapist on the verge of paying for your yoga sessions himself? Are you lacking some serious Vitamin D? People who don't have these problems are probably taking time in their day to get some Vitamin D with a walk to the nearest park offering yoga. A lot of people consider this their hobbies. They genuinely take pleasure in meeting their health needs.
4. Last but not least, your fun hobbies.
Once you have put first things first and worked around your schedule with the important stuff, you'll probably have a couple hours a day for some free time, me time (whatever you want to call it). Here you insert the things that feed your personality. Maybe an episode of Orange is the New Black is just right for the end of the day. Cooking for your friends and family. Scrolling through Pinterest and giving your boards a whole new batch of ideas. How about actually fulfilling one of those ideas? executing a DIY. Whatever it is, make time for it because routine gets boring but not as boring as having nothing to do gets.
ps- In the span of time it took me to write I found out a flight got cancelled last night and all those people will be before me on standby.. yes, an entire aircraft will board standby before me. I also found out I won't be getting on the 1PM flight. I foreshadow a long day of airport watch ahead of me. Maybe some math homework (bored always reminds you of responsibilities, it's gross). Ok bye guys! Hopefully my next post will be a Boston update (that is, if I ever get there).