I have been reflecting on the things I wrote earlier this week in my previous post, "Chasing 2 Rabbits" and I have come to a decision about some things in my life. First, I have realized that I don't need to give up my hobby so that I can focus solely on my nursing schooling and career. My hobby that I mentioned, is a source of relaxation and enjoyment for me. That is important to keep in my life while I go through this stressful journey called "nursing school". I believe that choosing a "rabbit" to follow comes into play when I decided where to focus most of my energy on. Now may not be the right time to try to grow my hobby into a small business. That time can come later after I graduate nursing school. But that doesn't mean that I have to give up my hobby now either, just that I need to prioritize less time and energy for the hobby and more for school. And that brings me to the thing that I've been thinking about the most lately, time and how to best spend it. Time is a funny thing. Some days it seems to fly by and other days it seems to crawl. But regardless what we think about time and how we spend our time, there are a finite number of minutes in a day and time "stops for no man." It keeps moving along whether we are using it wisely or not. With that in mind, I have decided to take a look at how I am spending my time. I know that there are some areas that can be streamlined and some areas that can be made better use of.
I have 15 days until my winter break is over and the new semester starts (and from what I've been told, the 2nd year of nursing school can be a doozy!) I'm going to spend the remainder of my break crafting a schedule that uses my time wisely and makes time for my priorities. I think that for my sanity (and for the sanity of those around me ;) ), it is important to included time in my day to do things that nurture my Self, not just spend my days checking items off the busy to do list and caring for my family. I know that using my time wisely and including relaxing and self-care activities will go a long way to help keep stress levels down. And that will help tremendously with my continued recovery from my control and eating issues.
Time's ticking! I'm off to prioritize my activities and take hold of the time that I've been given.