In my first week as a post grad I am finding it extremely difficult to do the one thing I have been craving for four years: relax. I just can’t seem to settle down and clear my mind, just do nothing. Maybe it’s the fact that I am used to a high stressed, fast paced lifestyle (2-3 tests a week plus other projects) and that has all come to a screeching halt. I find myself looking to get busy and have no free time but at this current moment until my job starts there is quite literally nothing to do but take time off and relax.
It is unnatural but I am finding it is necessary. I have time to think and do things I want to do. I think this will be a beneficial time to discover hobbies and have experiences that will help me define myself post college. Also, it’s nice to sleep in, go for runs outside, and spend hours over my grandmother’s. It’s good to unwind and take a step back, have a breather. I feel re-energized, recharged, and motivated to hit the ground running once my life does pick up again. In a way doing nothing has motivated my want and need to do everything and dive right in again.
So from someone who is not used to relaxation I say, relax! It’s good for you!
Happy Thursday! I hope everyone is having a great week so far!
Here’s my thankful for this week:
If you woke up this morning in a warm bed with pillows and a blanket.
If you got a warm shower this morning.
If you’ve had at least two meals today.
If you have a job or get to go to school.
If you have friends and family that love you.
If you have all of these things you are incredibly lucky. Many people in the world only have none of these or maybe one or two of these things we tend to take for granted everyday. Therefore, take time to be thankful for the simple everyday things in your life that you have going for you. Remember not everyone gets these seemingly everyday things. You are lucky, stay thankful.
Happy Thankful Thursday!
My Thankfullist for this week:
What’s on your thankful list today?