February 3, 2013

Completely Rundown

My body is completely fighting off school, is anyone else's? 

Last week I was sick with a cough, cold, and sore throat but I couldn't stop. I didn't even have time to go to the doctor, that's how busy I was.

Now, the weekend hit and I didn't want to miss out on anything so I put my illness behind me, sucked it up, and dragged myself out to parties on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.

I made a vow to myself at the beginning of the semester that I would go out more this year and not make silly excuses for myself to stay in bed and read magazines. Therefore, I forced myself to go out while I was sick and now I'm paying for it.

I haven't been sleeping great but this weekend, I slept so much that it made my body feel worse. I am beyond exhausted and I feel like complete crap.

Now I'm fully behind schedule with all my work and I've lost all motivation. It's a never ending, viscous cycle. 

I'm not writing this post to complain, I'm writing it to give you advice from my own experience. 

No matter how busy your schedule is, you need to calm down. You need to take a day off; a few hours break is not going to help you because you are going to keep thinking about what you have to do.

Every hectic week there is, you need a day off. Let your body catch up on sleep, relax without stressing about what is to come, and do something that makes you happy...whether it's online shopping, getting Starbucks with your friends, or literally laying in bed all day until you get cabin fever.

Both mentally and physically, you need to recuperate from the week's worth of craziness. I have been going non stop since two weeks ago and with Leadership Conference, there hasn't been a moment of rest until this weekend, which was very weird.

I need to learn how to stop every now and then to really sit home and let my mind and body catch up. I should've taken that advice this weekend because now I'm regretting it 100%.

This week, take a day to yourself, don't listen to your inner voice for once, stay home and relax.

Hope you're all enjoying the Superbowl :)


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