University Tip #5: Finding Balance
been involved in my school community but finding a perfect balance between all my interests was a real struggle this year. Sometimes it means leaving things behind and sometimes that means pushing through things I don't have time to do, but it's always worth it in the end.
There have been countless evenings where I explain to Ryan over the phone how I don't know how I can keep going, how I can hold down all of these things and put 110% into each one. It's all about finding that perfect balance each day. Time for friends and family is important. Time to do the things you love, whether that's reading a non-academicly related book or spending hours surfing the Internet. And time to forget about the things that aren't important today like going for that run or getting fresh vegetables at the grocery store. Things can wait and you will get to it.
When I'm in my organizing prime I like to plan out my week on a half an hour basis. Even including time for getting ready in the morning, transportation time, blog time, study time, all of it! It helps me to stay focus and allow myself to keep up with the craziness of my world. But sometimes it's not always easy, I've definitely learnt that this semester. For the first time I missed TWO meetings, two. I just got lost in a sea of homework, reports, council meetings, events, work and just didn't show up to two meetings. I was actually pretty down about this for a few weeks but realized I need to get back into it. And thanks to the most amazing people I am lucky enough to be surrounded with, it was okay to make those mistakes and learn by trial and error.